Mankayan Mayor Frenzel Ayong is pushing for the reopening of local tourism in Northern Benguet.
The Benguet politiko, in a radio interview, said reopening Mankayan, Buguias, Bakun, Kibungan, and Antok in Mountain Province to local tourists will greatly boost economic activity in the municipalities amid the pandemic.
Ayong said many residents from Mankayan haven’t visited the tourist sites in the neighboring towns.
He added that residents must be made aware of the tourism destinations in their nearby areas because this will help the recovery of local economies.
But Ayong explained that reopening local tourism must follow health guidelines.