Tourism -9 hosts Cave Congress PDF Print E-mail
Wednesday, 26 April 2017 10:56

By ALLEN ABASTILLAS

The Department of Tourism Regional Office-9 has hosted the 17th National Cave Congress in line with promoting the different caves as possible tourist destinations in the region.

The congress was held from April 24 to 28 in the municipality of Roxas in Zamboanga del Sur, a province with caves that can be developed to be tourist attractions.

Tourism Officer Precious Jane Rebollos said that DOT-9’s hosting of the Cave Congress is very significant because Zamboanga Peninsula has many caves which are being promoted as tourist destinations.

Among the tourism cave destinations are Lipakan Cave in barangay Lipakan, Roxas; Libuton Cave in Manukan, Zambo Norte, Tipan Cave in Tipan, Naga, Zamboanga Sibugay.

Meanwhile, Rebollos said that the DOT regional office is also monitoring the different tourist attractions in the Zamboanga Peninsula.

These are the Sta Cruz Island and Merloquet Falls in Zamboanga city, White Beach in Malamawi Isabela, Buluan Ilsand in Ipil, Zamboanga Sibugay, Dakak Beach Resort and Floating cottages in Dapitan Zamboanga del Norte, Piñahon Ilsand in Libay Sibutad, Zamboanga del Norte, and Sungkilaw Falls in Sitio Virginia, barangay Diwan in Dipolog city.  (Allen Abastillas)