By Ernie Reyes
MANILA — Sorsogon Gov. Chiz Escudero today thanked the Department of Tourism Region V for the recognition it accorded the province as having the most tourism development projects from 2019 up to 2021.
At the same time, Escudero expressed hope that the beautification of the province, which was done while the country was in various stages of lockdowns due to the COVID-19 pandemic, will attract more local and foreign tourists once people are comfortable enough to travel again.
“Nagpapasalamat ako sa ating DOT Region V sa pagkilala sa ating lalawigan bilang No. 1 sa buong ka-Bikulan pagdating sa mga tourism development projects sa loob ng halos tatlong taon kong panunungkulan bilang gobernador,” Escudero said.
He gave credit to his team at the provincial government, especially the Sorsogon Provincial Tourism Office headed by Bobby Gigantone, and lauded the cooperation of the province’s 14 towns and one city for elevating the standard of tourism a notch higher.