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Sibulan to boost tourism
at Twin Lakes: Bartoces

Sibulan, Negros Oriental, will add more recreational activities at its premier tourist spot, the Twin Lakes Balinsasayao and Danao, to boost tourism, a government press release said.

Sibulan Mayor Marcela Grampon-Bartoces ordered the town's Tourism Planning Office to draw up programs, projects and activities for tourists at the Twin Lakes, that is among the major attractions in the province.

Some 12 kilometers west of Sibulan poblacion. and rising 300 meters above sea level, the two lakes are small, deep-crated, and separated by a mountain range that sits atop a caldera among four mountains.

Connie Zamora-Rosales said they plan to put up overnight cottages and a zip line in the vacant spaces or multiple-use zones around the lakes, the press release also said.

The Tourism Infrastructure and Enterprise Zone Authority had earlier informed the LGU that the Twin Lakes Development Project had passed the criteria and guidelines in tourism development, she also said.

The project, worth P10 million, will be undertaken by the town in coordination with the Office of Rep. George Arnaiz (Neg. Or., 2 nd District) and TIEZA, the press release said.

Bartoces said she will request the Sangguniang Bayan to authorize her to sign the project's memorandum of agreement since the lakes are under the Protected Area Management Board of the Department of Environment and Natural Resources, the press release added.*


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