Senatorial candidate Pia S. Cayetano vowed to promote the province of Isabela as a tourism gateway for Northern Luzon, stressing that fostering the country’s tourism industry would be among her agenda should she win a Senate seat.
“It would be an honor for me to promote Isabela by making it the gateway for the provinces in the North. Kasama ‘yan sa mga nasa agenda ko,” Cayetano said in an interview with reporters in the province.
The congresswoman visited the municipality of Cabatuan on Thursday (April 25) where she met with local officials, barangay health workers, and local residents to discuss her priority measures for the benefit of Filipino families.
Cayetano expressed her excitement over personally exploring what the entire province has to offer for tourism.
“I fully support the promotion of Isabela as a destination for local and international tourists alike,” she said.
The largest island in Luzon in terms of land area, Isabela is known for several natural attractions including mountain ranges, valleys, white sand beaches, and also a rich cultural heritage.
The province is a good stop for tourists who are interested in seeking peace and tranquility in historical churches, one of which is the St. Matthias Church in the town of Tumauini.
The structure is one of the country’s five Baroque churches submitted by the National Commission for Culture and the Arts to the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) and the World Heritage Centre.
Cayetano for her part vowed to push for more measures that would boost the growth of local tourism industries in many Philippine provinces, with the goal of ensuring that all Filipinos would benefit from the country’s tourism-oriented economy.
“Consider me as your partner in promoting your beautiful province and the entire country,” she noted. #