Site Inspection at Tourism Destinations in District 5 of Pangasinan
The Department of Tourism Region 1 and the Pangasinan Provincial Tourism and Cultural Affairs Office (PTCAO) conducted a site inspection in Pangasinan’s 5th district last February 24 to 26. This is in line with the monitoring of health and safety practices in tourist attractions and facilities and the establishment of a database of various emerging and existing tourism sites in the province.
Pangasinan Provincial Tourism and Cultural Affairs Officer Maria Luisa Elduayan, Mr. Edward Muego, supervisor of the PTCAO Technical Support and Services Divison (TSSD), along with Mr. G. R. Cañas and PTCAO photographer Mr. Patrick Panlilio accompanied Ms. Loryna Fonacier and Mr. Edilberto Littaua, Jr. of the Department of Tourism Region 1 as they visited tourist destinations in Alcala, Bautista, Binalonan, Laoac, Pozorrubio, Sison, Sto. Tomas, Urdaneta City, and Villasis. The team also had the chance to speak with Pangasinan Fifth District Representative Hon. Ramon V. Guico III during their inspection in Binalonan. The team stopped by at the St. Vincent Prayer Park in Bayambang along the way as well.
Destinations that were surveyed were the Antong Falls, Boraoac River Eco Park, Fray Andres de Urdaneta Park, Jose Palma Shrine, Lubas Valley Farm, Reotutar Resort, and the Sto. Tomas Corn Monument, among many others. Local industries such as longganisa-making, tupig-making and sword-making were also inspected. This activity is imperative in developing new product offerings directed toward the creation of new tourism circuits in Pangasinan by way of gathering useful references through site immersions.