banners Leyte’s 2012 tourism promotion
Media Relations Center
December 13, 2011
TACLOBAN CITY – Kalanggaman
Island in Palompon town will banner Leyte’s tourism promotion efforts
for 2012 and highlight the area as a prime tourist destination in the
Leyte Governor Carlos
Jericho Petilla, who recently toured the island said, that the
province will support promotional efforts of the local government unit
of Palompon to attract more local and foreign tourists to the area.
However, Gov. Petilla
said, the province’s role would be to invite investor to finance
construction of more tourism facilities as well as develop the area to
draw more tourists and visitors.
“We know that
developing the area would cost a lot for the LGU. Interested
investors would be a big help,” Gov. Petilla said.
Island and Tabuk Marine Park and Bird Sanctuary is part of Leyte’s
Northern Alliance for tourism promotion which together with Canigao
Island in Matalom, Digyo Island in Inopacan, Seven Island Destination
in Tabango and Baybay City are being primed as major eco-tourism spots
The governor however
warned the Palompon LGU to maintain Kalanggaman’s environmental
richness and not to disturb its natural sorroundings.
island with tourists would not equate to sustainable tourism he said.
boasts of clear turquoise water surrounded by white sand with some
rocky part. The eastern and western tips are sandbars that blend well
with the color of the water. Dwarf coconut trees are scattered in the
center, while rich and colorful marine life is resting underneath.
Tourist Police has
already been deployed to the area through the Leyte Norte PNP
Provincial Command. to provide security to the tourist populace and to
ensure their safety. A Tourist Assistance Desk has also been
established to readily answer inquiries and respond to request for