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DOT OR LGU RESPONSIBILITY

DOT OR LGU RESPONSIBILITY
 

12 October 2017 12:55:57 AM

DOT OR LGU RESPONSIBILITY -- This is what Rep. Edgar Sarmiento’s HR 1087 wants cleared as the House Committee on Tourism chaired by Rep. Lucy Torres-Gomez probed the accountability between the Department of Tourism and concerned local government units in ensuring sustainability of the country’s tourist spots amid growing commercialism and worsening pollution. The resolution is an offshoot of the 11-day Western and Eastern Nautical Highway Inspection last March 17 to 27, 2017 that the House of Representatives embarked on, where lawmakers experienced first-hand the condition of the country’s ports, highways, and tourist spots, among others. With the committee taking the world-renowned destination Boracay as its case in point in its quest to prevent such from happening in other parts of the country, the DoT family briefed the committee on the shared responsibilities of the agency and the LGUs concerned as embodied in several laws, as well as the tourism vision contained in the National Tourism Development Plan. Present during the meeting were Reps. Rozanno Rufinno Biazon, Mercedes Cagas, Ma. Theresa Collantes, Wes Gatchalian, Mark Go, Glona Labadlabad, and Rogelio Pacquiao, and representative from concerned agencies and LGUs. / CM/GE

 
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