Bauko Mayor Abraham Akilit said he now favors total reconstruction instead of rehabilitation of the historic Mount Data Hotel.
The hotel is under the management of the Tourism Infrastructure and Enterprise Zone Authority (TIEZA).
TIEZA shut down the hotel prior to its supposed rehabilitation.
But until now, TIEZA has not implemented the supposed rehab.
Akilit called on TIEZA to consider building a bigger structure.
“We urge TIEZA officers to work out the implementation of the programmed rehabilitation of the hotel and consider our proposal to instead construct a much bigger accommodation facility capable of accommodating the foreign and domestic tourists flocking to the province year-round,” he said.