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Tuesday, 08 January 2013 14:32

Zamboanga City takes centerstage in one of the most read magazines in the country, the Sunday Inquirer Magazine boosting the city’s tourism promotion efforts.

The article, written by Kara Santos is published in the January 2013 issue of the Inquirer Magazine and is entitled “Re-discovering Zesty Zamboanga” shedding a new light on how to enjoy Asia’s Latin City.

A well-travelled writer-photographer, Santos cites destinations that tourists should try while in Zamboanga saying “Asia’s Latin City offers other interesting facets beyond its rich heritage and culture”.

Prominently featured are the vinta sailing spree at Paseo del Mar during weekends, the pink sands of Sta. Cruz Island, scenic Merloquet Falls in Sibulao, the Yakan weaving village in Upper Calarian, the collection of period furnitures and household wares at the BPI Museum-Zamboanga, the famous curacha with sauce and green mango with bagon gata at Alavar Seafoods House in Tetuan, the  Baywalk-like Paseo del Mar and the souvenir center Plaza del Pilar.

Mayor Celso Lobregat expressed pride and gratitude, as he encouraged people to find time to browse the beautifully written-article and see how outsiders positively look at Zamboanga.

He stressed such articles help boost the city’s thrust to bring out the good, the best, the positive and the beautiful of Zamboanga.

Zamboanga, he added has grown by leaps and bounds and has so many things to offer to tourists and visitors.

Santos came to Zamboanga together with numerous other photographers and writers connected with major networks and paper publications including on-line newspapers last October upon the invitation of the Department of Tourism regional office under Director Maryjune Bugante.

Santos’ piece about a fresh look at Zamboanga is only one of the several articles that feature Zamboanga’s beauty and grandeur published in major publications and in internet blogs including ge-magazines the past months. — Sheila Covarrubias