By Glen S, Ramos
SAGADA, Mountain Province – The local government unit of Sagada in Mountain Province today announced that the proposed re-opening of the local tourism industry by the end of this month remains uncertain due to the continuous rise of Covid-19 cases in the municipality in the past several weeks.
Mayor James Pooten stated that the safety and welfare of the community and even the visiting tourists come first and the proposed gradual and safe revival of the local economy must also be well looked into because of the serious negative impact of the ongoing health crisis on the job generation and economic activities of the people in the locality.
He added that the continued postponement of the gradual and safe opening of the local tourism industry will pave the way for the concerned stakeholders to put in place the online registration of prospective tourists wanting to spend a well-deserved vacation in the municipality in the future.
He assured residents the possibility of gradually and slowly opening the town’s tourism industry will be a priority once there is a significant improvement in the daily COVID-19 cases being recorded in the municipality so that the local economy will be revived for the benefit of the people relying on tourism-related activities as their source of income for the upliftment of the living condition of their families.
Sagada is one of the premier tourist destinations in the country because of its scenic destinations that are frequented by both foreign and domestic tourists. It is home to the famous By Sumaguing Cave, The Hanging Coffins and the Bomod-Ok Falls. (ia/mtvn)