Binay calls for evaluation of LGUs in ‘island destinations’

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Senator Maria Lourdes Nancy S. Binay on Thursday, March 8, wants an inventory of the country’s tourism island destinations to check the local government unit’s environment and tourism development capabilities.

“I think it’s good if we conduct an inventory of the country’s island destinations and to look if there are lacking. Do they (referring to LGUs) have a tourism development plan? And if they have none, maybe the national agencies could assist in coming up with a plan. If they lack waste water treatment, the national government could assist,” she said in Filipino at the Kapihan sa Senado media forum.

Ms. Binay, chair of the Senate committee on tourism, said she is set to file a resolution on the matter next week. — Camille A. Aguinaldo