Tour-guiding making good in Itogon
Friday, March 16, 2012
ITOGON, Benguet – A village official confirmed Thursday the government’s success on eco-tourism program has made tour-guiding a livelihood of many residents.
Tinongdan village chief Benjamin Medino confirmed an average of P400 is paid for every tour guide as visitors trek to places like Ambuklao Dam and Mount Ugo.
Earlier, Vice Mayor Noel Ngolob confirmed that many entrepreneurs on spring parks and natural swimming pools have started to host visitors by the hundreds in a month, especially during dry months.
The pools here are almost similar to those in Asin, Tuba, Benguet which have warm and sulfuric waters from mountain springs.
“We expect more lodging houses in the future so that after their swimming at our natural springs, they can immediately have rest here without bothering to go back to Baguio City to sleep in hotels,” he said.
He added that like him, other officials are encouraging more investors to this gold-mining town to further improve the economy of Itogon. (Aure Galacgac/PNA)
Published in the Sun.Star Baguio newspaper on March 17, 2012.