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Alvarado boosts Bulacan tourism industry
By: PPAO
Friday, 20 July 2012
CITY OF MALOLOS- Gov. Wilhelmino M. Sy-Alvarado gathers local government units (LGUs) officials, students and other stakeholders for an assembly dubbed as “Tourism: A Boom in Bulacan Economy” on July 20 at 8 a.m at the Hiyas Pavillion in this city.

He said that the event aims to inform the public, particularly the LGUs, about the 24K Tourism Icons of Bulacan and help them to design their tourism plans with accordance to it.

“We are localizing the 24K Tourism Icon program by helping our tourism officers in our province to understand how they can adapt this on their own towns. With this, the program will be sustainable and in the long run, can help in boosting our tourism industry and our economy as well,” said Alvarado.

Provincial Tourism Officer Joseph Cristobal said that they invited speakers to talk on topics such as Current Trends in Tourism Industry, Standards and Accreditation, Advocacy on Business Opportunities and the Provincial Tourism Code.

He added that aside from the lectures, the organization of the 24K Council will be held on the event.

“We will form the interim officials for our 24K Council where in each districts in our province will be represented. We will be working hand-in-hand with them in uplifting our tourism industry,” said Cristobal.

The 24K Tourism Icons of Bulacan is composed of modernized arts of Angat, birthplace of Balagtas, lenten procession of Baliwag, fireworks of Bocaue, Del Pilar’s heritage of Bulakan, dam dipping in Bustos, cruising in Calumpit, nature tripping in Doña Remedios Trinidad, garden haven of Guiguinto, fishing industry in Hagonoy, revisiting the past of Malolos, national shrine of Marilao, finest jewelry of Meycauayan, dam viewing in Norzagaray, fertility dancing in Obando, revisiting Kakarong in Pandi, vinegar fermentation of Paombong, designs and architecture in Plaridel, kneeling carabao in Pulilan, wonders of nature in San Ildefonso, trekking in San Miguel, festive pageantry in San Rafael, independent pilgrim in San Jose Del Monte and fiesta foods of Santa Maria. ###

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