The City Tourism Office (CTO) is eyeing to develop new tourism sites on the northeastern barangays of Puerto Princesa.

City tourism chief Aileen Cynthia Amurao said Tuesday that they already conducted site assessments in Barangays Maruyogon, Manalo, and Lucbuan during the weekend to start the plan.

“It showed doon sa ating mga data itong Nagtabon and Talaudyong [beaches] medyo populated na, so naghahanap tayo ng area kung papaano natin ma-decongest doon,” Amurao said.

“We had a meeting with the different barangay chairmen and officials and of course, talagang tiningnan natin ‘yong sites, sinukat, and sinubukan natin ‘yong iba’t-ibang puwedeng maging attraction nila. Ano ‘yong pupuwedeng mga gawin, lahat ng ‘yon sinubukan. They welcomed the program, so nagpapasalamat tayo doon sa suporta [dahil] eager din sila,” she said.

Amurao said the three barangays have no community-based sustainable tourism (CBST) sites yet, and the opportunity is “perfect for them.”

She cited that the areas are “rich in marine life.”

The plan to open additional tourism sites in Puerto Princesa is part of their overall tourism expansion program.

The assessment activity was conducted with the help of the City Tourism Police (CTP) to check the security and safety within all areas.