STA. ANA, Cagayan, April 26 (PIA) -- Local officials here took the opportunity to intensively promote the eco-tourism potentials of Cagayan Valley region, during the visit of more than 1000 visitors from different countries for the Le Tour de Filipinas 2012.
First District Congressman Jack Enrile, with some provincial board members, during the welcome ceremonies to the participants, said the region is rich with biodiversity to include its breathtaking sceneries for natural resources from the marine, coastal, forest, and inland resources cared by the hospitable and humble Cagayanos.
Enrile said local officials never failed to promote the tourism spots in the other districts of Cagayan and even in the provinces of Isabela, Quirino, and Nueva Vizacaya, which they said "a region of adventures that never ends."
“As you travel from this town up to Baguio City, to where this cycling event ends, take a glance to the beautiful sceneries along the way and enjoy your stay with hospitable Cagayanos in your every stop,” Enrile stated.
He mentioned the white sand beaches and marine resources of this town, the Callao Caves of Penblanca town which is called the Caving Capital of the Philippines and the flagship tourist destination in the region, the agricultural productions, the Sierra Madre Natural Park, falls and other caves in other regions.
Enrile further stated that he is pushing for the fast tracking of the construction of roads and bridges leading to the eco-tourism sites in the region to boost further the tourism industry in the whole region.
The participants in the international cycling competition of the Le Tour de Filipinas include those who came from Malaysia, Australia, Netherlands, Chinese Taipei, Indonesia, New Zealand, Uzbekistan, and the Philippines. (TCB/OTB-PIA 2)