BAGAC, Bataan – An international convenience outlet and several eatery owners are opting to put up a franchise store and restaurants in this town, regarded as one of the premier tourist destinations in Central Luzon.
Nicanor S. Ancheta, Bagac municipal administrator, said officials of 7-11 corporation and enterprising investors from nearby provinces and Metro Manila have expressed enthusiasm with the good business prospect of the town, one of the two municipalities in Bataan, which is known like Mariveles, as starting point of the infamous Death March.
Ancheta, a former newspaper columnist of a local newsweekly, explained the report of the Department of Tourism (DOT) in Region 3 to Mayor Louise Gabriel del Rosario that more than 700,000 registered local and foreign tourists visited yearly the 20 beach resorts, friendship tower, battle site markers and alluring ecological tourism sites along the Bataan mountain range.
He said local officials have been reportedly amazed by the rising number of Metro Manila-based entrepreneurs who signified their willingness to contribute in the eco-tourism development programs of the town.
Ancheta said out of the eleven municipalities and one component city only, the two coastal towns of Bagac and Morong have so far no twenty-four hour convenience outlets and restaurants despite the increasing number of visitors who often enjoy the pristine sea waters and panoramic vista of the West Philippine Sea.
With this unparalleled scenario, the establishment of convenience stores and food shops would enhance the local tourism industry and visitors could take pleasure on local delicacies anytime during their stay in Bagac, Ancheta added.