Oct 1, 2020

DOT keen on re-opening Palawan’s tourist destinations

Provincial Information Office (PIO) chief Winston Arzaga told Palawan News in an interview Friday that Puyat met with Governor Jose Alvarez and other mayors in El Nido to come up with a strategy to reopen tourism hubs in Palawan.

Department of Tourism (DOT) Secretary Bernadette Romulo-Puyat has committed to help Palawan gradually reopen its tourism destinations.

Provincial Information Office (PIO) chief Winston Arzaga told Palawan News in an interview Friday that Puyat met with Governor Jose Alvarez and other mayors in El Nido to come up with a strategy to reopen tourism hubs in Palawan.

“May meeting sila ngayon (July 3). Basically, ang pag-uusapan ay ang opening ng mga tourist destination natin. Ang gagawin ni secretary is to assist the provincial government on what to do bago or kapag nakapag-open na tayo,” he said.

“Dapat na tayong mag-open pero gradual lang, paunti-unti lang kasi hindi naman ‘yan biglaan. Kailangan lang natin magopen kasi malaki ang nawala sa atin when it comes to the economy, alam naman natin na highly dependent tayo sa turismo,” Arzaga added.

He said that reopening means focusing on local tourism travels

“Local lang tayo, hindi pwede na lahat,” he said.

During a previous online press briefing, Office of the Provincial Governor (OPG) chief of staff Caesar Sammy Magbanua said they are finalizing the schedule for the opening of the Lio Airport in El Nido, Francisco B. Reyes Airport in Busuanga, and the San Vicente Airport for modified commercial flights.

“Sa dami ng kailangan nating pauwiin ay ang punto ng ating gobernador ay mag-shift na into modified commercial flights ang mga airport kasama ang ating three gateways — Coron, El Nido and San Vicente,” Magbanua said.

“In fact, ngayon ay pinag-uusapan kung kailangang buksan ang Coron kasi nahihirapan ang mga kababayan natin bumiyahe kapag dito sila galing sa city, lalo na medyo maalon na ngayon,” Magbanua added.

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