A tourism boom is expected in Biliran after President Benigno S. Aquino III recently signed Republic Act (RA) No. 10409 declaring the island-province as a Tourism Development Area (TDA).
The new law involves the establishment of a tourism development plan as well as trust fund to propel Biliran, located in Eastern Visayas, as a major travel destination in the country.
“It is hereby declared the policy of the State to promote a tourism industry that is ecologically sustainable, responsible, participative, culturally sensitive, economically viable, and equitable for local communities,” the law said. [Read more...]