Sagada to be changed into ‘Walking City,’ DOT says

The Department of Tourism announced Sagada Town in Mt. Province will be remodeled into a “walking city.”

“We’ve agreed and I think they’re implementing it via rural ordinance na gawing Walking City na ang Sagada,” Tourism Secretary Bernadette Romulo-Puyat said late February during the launch of the renewed “It’s More Fun in the Philippines” campaign.

Puyat said she and the local government unit of Sagada reached the decision to evade the huge trucks and vehicles in its roads. This will pave the way for tourists and locals to experience the town on foot.

Last December, vans of tour agencies captured the narrow streets of Sagada making it more jammed to tourists and locals.

Aside from this ordinance, Puyat said the local officials of LGU are also executing anti-litter rules as part of its sustainability campaign.

This rule is especially implemented in Kiltepan peak, one of the prime tourist destinations in the province. She mentioned that there was an influx of tourists in Kiltepan peak after it was featured in the movie “That Thing Called Tadhana.”

News source: Philippine Star

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