By LITO RULONA,
Members of the Sangguniang Panlalawigan (SP) has passed and approved a resolution urging the House of Representative to pass House Bill 2128 titled, “An Act Declaring the Province of Misamis Oriental a Tourism Development Area”.
House Bill 2128 was authored by 2nd District Representative Juliet Uy and was reportedly placed on hold before the House of Congress awaiting further development which prompted local legislative body of Misamis Oriental to pass an urgent resolution on Monday.
In her privilege speech, Provincial Board (PB) member and federation president of the Philippine Councilor’s League (PCL) Lilian Gallogo said she passed the resolution to support the pending bill before the House of Congress to be approved and made into law.
“I wish to speak and sponsor a SP Resolution to support a legislation in Congress that will benefit our effort in making our tourism program work, for our province advantage and to our constituents,” she said.
She said it is the declared policy of the state to promote tourism as long as it is economically viable, ecologically sustainable, culturally sensitive and equitable for local communities.
“We believe and pursue tourism as a major economic program thrust of the Misamis Oriental Provincial Government what with over 50mpotential tourist spots development situated in the eastern and western districts of the province that include hot springs, waterfalls, forested and agricultural landscape, marine areas and beaches,” she pointed out.
She said it is the representation’s dream that a developed tourism industry in Misamis Oriental would bring more development, more employment for local residents and help improve the province revenues. pna