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Tublay opens tourist sites to locals

Philippine Information Agency
13 Jan 2021

LA TRINIDAD, Benguet, Jan. 13(PIA) -- The local government of Tublay reopened its tourist destinations to residents of the province subject to health protocols and guidelines on the operations of tourism sites and activities amid the COVID pandemic.

Mayor Armando Lauro issued Executive Order Number 01 series 2021 establishing the general guidelines governing the operation of particular tourism sites and activities in the municipality from January 7 to February 2, 2021.

The local government considered the reopening of tourism destinations due to the clamor of the people and in consideration of the need of the people to restore their physical and mental health affected by the pandemic.

Tourist destinations opened are the Asin Hotspring, Ahonda Caves, Rock Formations and Jungle Adventure and Balete Tree, all in Tuel, and the Ridge Cafe and Polig's Berry Farm in barangay Ambassador.

Visitors are required to present health declaration form and valid ID. They also have to abide with the prescribed carrying capacity per site at a time namely; 15 persons for Asin Hotspring while 10 persons for the cottage and not more than 10 persons for Ahonda Caves, Rock Formations and Jungle Adventure and maximum of five persons per tour guide for the Polig's Berry Farm. In all sites , minimum health standards should be strictly adhered to.

Personnel from the Municipal Police Station, concerned barangay officials and their designated Health and Safety Protocol Officer will oversee compliance to health and safety protocols such as wearing of face mask, face shield, observance of social distancing, and availability of hand sanitizers/disinfectants. (JDP/SCA-PIA-CAR, Benguet)

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