Currently on the drawing board are plans by Sicogon Development Corp. (Sideco) owned by the Sarrosa family to develop the family-owned 809 hectares (out of the island’s total 1,160 hectares) into a five-star resort with a seaport and airport.
The beauty of the two Mindoros is their nearness to Metro Manila. Land and water transports are plentiful and readily available. The Mindoros have the potential to be popular tourist spots. I don’t know why the Department of Tourism is not promoting them.
The unregulated tourism industry allowed backyard businessmen to dump wastes into the sea, and they paid little attention to its disastrous effect on the natural assets of the island paradise, which is site of the United Nations Man and Biosphere Program (MAB).
ISLA Lipana, the Philippine member-company of PricewaterhouseCoopers, unveils the country’s top 10 up-and-coming destinations, collectively called “Philippine Gems”.
While I'm sure these are the prime...
Philippines international gateway tourism clusters will continue to be the focal areas for public investment support because of the need to complete the international airports and access roads in these clusters.
Like the 'half-cup-full' positive attitude! But should the tourism development budget be placed under the Department of Public Works and Highways? If tourism is an important industry shouldn't it be in the lead position rather than infrastructure?