Bataan is slowly opening tourism sites but still strict in health protocols implementation to avoid the spread of Covid-19.
“We are very strict in the opening of tourist spots in the province to protect our residents from the threat of coronavirus disease”, Gov. Abet Garcia said via zoom on Tuesday who joined Department of Tourism Secretary Bernadette Romulo- Puyat who was at Las Casas Filipinas de Acuzar, this town, for a virtual press conference.
The governor earlier said he is very much concerned in the livelihood of the displaced people in the tourism sector in the province.
“The provincial tourism office is coordinating with the Department of Trade and Industry to avail of a zero-interest loan for tourist sites in Bataan to bounce back”, he said.
Garcia thanked the DOT secretary for helping Bataan in its tourism programs.
“People are getting tired of being confined at home because of the coronavirus disease pandemic and now want to view beautiful sites”, said the tourism secretary.
“We are hoping that aside from Las Casas Filipinas de Acuzar and Mt. Samat, there are other spots here in Bataan available for tourists”, she said.
“But of course, we have to work with Gov. Albert Garcia because he knows the real score of Covid-19 in Bataan”, Puyat said.
More tourists prefer open spaces during this time of the pandemic, she said.
Puyat said that DOT sought permission from Garcia and Las Casas owner Jerry Acuzar for the inclusion of the theme park in a book they are preparing. Bagac Mayor Ramil Del Rosario also joined the virtual press conference.
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