Mimaropa tourism chief, visits Marinduque

BOAC, Marinduque — Department of Tourism (DOT)-Mimaropa Regional Director Bevienne Malateo along with different department heads, and the Tourism Promotions Board visited Boac, Tuesday, May 17.

Acting Chairman of the Committee on Investment, Tourism Development, Local History, Culture, and the Arts, and sitting Councilor Mark Angelo Jinang, spearheaded welcoming and accompanying Atty. Malateo and her team on their visit to some tourist places in town, like Boac Cathedral, Navarro’s Ancestral House, National Museum Marinduque-Romblon, and get to taste local dishes served at Casa de Don Emilio and learn about the dishes during the cooking exhibition held.

The visit intends to assess and audit tourist sites, and their facilities in Boac if it’s in line with the Inter-Agency Task Force for the Management of Emerging Infectious Diseases (IATF-EID) guidelines regarding whether the implementation of the minimum public health and safety protocol is met and implemented.

According to Jinang, though Marinduque is now deemed Alert Level 1, which is the lowest among the five alert levels that estimate COVID-19 risk levels in an area, there has been no official communication statement from the provincial government in formally opening the province to tourism causes.

Jinang also indicates that from the visit of the regional DOT and tourism promotion board, Boac was able to gain a lot of input and support particularly in employing training and programs.

Meanwhile, the councilor reminded the public of the significance of supporting local industries both micro, and medium-small enterprises, and developing existing food products. — Marinduquenews.com

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