Labella seeks DPWH help to improve mountain roads

Sanden J. Anadia (The Freeman) - May 17, 2021 - 12:00am

CEBU, Philippines —  Cebu City Mayor Edgardo Labella will seek the help of the Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH) for some road improvements of the city’s mountain roads.

This is in line with the economic recovery program where many restaurants and tourist spots in the mountain areas are now being flocked by guests.

Aside of boosting the tourism industry, road improvement is among the priorities of the city government to ensure ease of travel for city residents and farmers especially in mountain barangays.

Cebu City Tourism Commission recently launched the “Highland Bloom and Ecotourism Project” as one of the city’s efforts to revive the tourism industry in upland barangays.

The participating barangays include Tagbao, Malubog, Busay and Sirao.

Cebu City Tourism head Jocelyn Pesquera highlighted the city’s hidden treasures in the mountains aside from its rich cultural and heritage sites.

The city is offering also another fabulous tourism sites like waterfalls, caves, mountain resorts, flower farms, overlooking parks, botanical gardens, and uphill restaurants.

She said the tourism sector is among those heavily affected by the ongoing health crisis.

Canyoneering and water rafting activities in the mountain barangays are also included in the recently launched tourism program.

The relaxing activities still operating on a limited capacity considering that the city remains under modified general community quarantine (MGCQ).

The city government is rolling out an extensive tourism campaign showcasing local guides that are trained by the Cebu City Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Office (CCDRRMO).

Some individuals prefer to go to the mountains to unwind or relax where the air is fresh and rejuvenating. — GMR (FREEMAN)

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