LAGAYAN, Abra – The local government unit recently opened a tourism and exhibit facility to serve as a one-stop-shop for tourism-related activities in the municipality.
The facility now displays products made by locals who are mostly unemployed and single parents.
Lagayan Tourism Officer Michelle Bersamira said once fully operational, the facility will become a service center where tour packages will be offered to visitors.
“Diyan mangyayari lahat ng tourism-related services such as the main registration process and briefing at dito na rin idi-display lahat ng products ng Lagayan which are mostly woven and handicraft items,” Bersamin said in an interview.
With popular destinations in the municipality such as the Lusuac Spring Resort, Ar-arbis Falls and some recently discovered class 3 caves, the LGU envisions Lagayan to be the future tourism capital of Abra.
Bersamira said at Lusuac Spring Resort alone, the LGU is earning P100,000 during the lenten season.
Around 1,000 to 2,000 local and foreign tourists are visiting Lagayan monthly. – Christian Allister Tubadeza