Tubigon town turns the after-burners; aspiring to be a tourism powerhouse

Tubigon town turns the after-burners; aspiring to be a tourism powerhouse

Without a doubt, Tubigon has all the natural wonders to be a tourism powerhouse.  Bohol has been known as a tourism juggernaut, but the town’s efforts to become a tourism hub simply hasn’t taken off.  Tourists to this town are just passersby as they go through the town en route to other attractions.  Tubigon to some tourists, is just a pitstop and a “gateway” to Bohol. Change is coming. Town officials are pulling all the stops and firing up the after-burners to revive the dream of becoming a relevant tourist destination in Bohol.  The town recently had a joint venture with Boboy Costas, the brain in the success of Alonguinsan’s Bojo River Cruise, Cebu in the creation of Tubigon’s ecotourism.  Potential sites were taken into consideration but Cabgan Island was the most promising one to take off the town’s tourism industry.  It has a distinct and unique feature that is incomparable to the rest of the popular destinations in Bohol. Cabgan Island is the heart of the tour.  It is a mangrove area about 85.6 hectares, the natural habitat for bats, flying foxes, rufous night herons and other species of birds.  It is a community based project wherein the barangay folks of  Macaas undergo extensive training on mangrove, bats and ecotourism to capacitate them once tourists coming in.  A boardwalk was constructed in barangay Macaas as a starting point of the tour.  At the end part of the boardwalk, cottages available perfect for picnics and beach parties. A package tour for a group of 5 worth P 850 per person inclusive of breakfast, lunch, snacks, boat ride and the...

DILG, NAPC introduces Bottom Up to Tubigon

  DILG, NAPC introduces Bottom Up to Tubigon by Reyna Omictin A Bottom-Up Budgeting (BuB) Orientation was introduced by the National Anti-Poverty Commission (NAPC) to the Local Government Unit of Tubigon last January 8. Members of the Municipal Development Council and Civil Society Organizations’ representatives were convened for an Empowerment of the Poor Program Budgeting Workshop, and the formation of the Local Poverty Reduction Action Team (LPRAT). Under a memorandum signed between the DILG, DSWD, DBM and NAPC, an orientation for the guidelines and procedures for the 2014 Budgeting must be accomplished in every focus cities that are part of the BuB. “For 2014, the bottom-up budgeting process will involve 1,233 focus cities. Aside from the original 609, the scheme will now also include cities and municipalities with a poverty incidence of at least 20% based on census data, LGUs located in barangays exposed to high geohazard risks and high economic potential areas with large populations of the poor. Tubigon is one of the 1,233 focus municipalities in the country to be included in the Bottom-Up Budgeting for the year 2014, wherein P15 Million pesos will be granted to the municipality for projects that will diminish poverty incidence such as on the health, education, sanitation, agriculture and environmental aspects. Doris Dinorog-Obena, former councilor of Catigbian, Bohol and now one of the coordinators of NAPC Bohol, conducted the workshop with the aim to assist the LGU in assessing the necessary poverty-related problems that may be addressed by the BuB. “This is a major step of the National Government to battle nemeses of age-old practices of corruption and engage in a...
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