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DPWH allocates P50 million access road to Bangon falls

The Bangon Falls in Calbayog

By MARIANETTE Y. GOMEZ
November 6, 2014

CALBAYOG CITY – Samar First District Engineering programmed P50 Million for the construction of access road to one of the famous waterfalls in Calbayog City.

Cong. Mel Senen S. Sarmiento said that the amount will be used to construct a concrete access road going to Bangon Falls, one of the most well-known waterfalls of this city, but remain unexplored by tourists due to road difficulty. According to DE Eduarte, the construction of more than three kilometers access road is expected to start next year.

The development of access road to Bangon Falls is under the Eastern Visayas Tourism Roadmap of the Department of Tourism. Bangon Falls as one of the more than 20 waterfalls of Calbayog is located at Brgy. Tinaplacan which is three kilometers away from the highway which at present can be reached through a “habal-habal”.

Once the access road is implemented, tourist activities in the area will develop. The Tourism Roadmap envisions to heighten the competitiveness of the region as alternative tourist destination.