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DOT eyes Cordillera as prime farm, ecotourism destination

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The Department of Tourism said the Cordillera Region is being eyed to be a prime farm and ecotourism destination of the country.

Tourism Undersecretary Marco Bautista cited the region’s rich natural resources and well preserved environment.

“We should maximize the tourism potentials of our region’s rich natural resources,” Bautista said.

He explained that farm tourism and ecotourism will not only boost the economny but also ensure food security in the Cordillera.

“Aside from increasing economic activities, farm and ecotourism will translate to food security and countryside development while sustaining efforts to preserve and protect our God-given environment,” Bautista said.

“The region’s natural resources are our assets that must be continuously preserved and protected to sustain the robust growth of our tourism industry. Let us not allow our natural resources to be damaged which might result to a serious setback in terms of sustaining the growth of the local tourism industry,” he added.

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