In Leyte’s 3rd district
VILLABA, Leyte– Leyte Anna Victoria Veloso-Tuazon (3rd district) envisioned in bringing to her district things which are good for the people and to the environment.
Rep.Tuazon, who is a lawyer by profession, said that those programs which are being implemented and will be implemented are in line with the Philippine Development Plan, International Obligation on Climate Action, and on improving the livelihood in their district.
She also said that they want to implement the programs in an inclusive and sustainable way rooted in their culture because that will define and set them apart not just from other areas in Leyte but in other places in our country.
In implementing their programs and projects, particularly on the tourism aspect, they are partnering with the Philippine National Police (PNP) in order to secure the safety of the people in the district and the tourist who will visit their district.
In the third district of Leyte, Tuazon said that they have plenty of tourist attractions for tourists to visit.
Among these tourist destinations are the Buga-Buga Hill and old houses in Villaba; the waterpark and eco-park in Tabango; the ruins and watch tower in Leyte; the beautiful beachfront resorts, tropical lagoons, and hidden caves in Calubian; and the beautiful scenery in San Isidro.
When tourists want to have an overnight, Tuazon said, the local government units in the third district of Leyte has identified several accommodations.
Since the province is working for a local transport route plan, Veloso said that they reached out with the Department of Transportations and private sectors because they want to introduce electronic vehicles in their district to protect the environment.
“I want to integrate in the local transport route plan of the province, the promoting of the electronic vehicle because it is good for the people and good for our Mother Earth,” Veloso said.
“While waiting for the local transport route plan, I received a suggestion for the use of a shuttle bus from point to point, wherein tourists can visit tourist destinations,” the lawmaker added.
Veloso admitted that they still lack some tourism facilities but they are now making steps to have these facilities by talking with some investors who want to put up a business in the district.
She disclosed that she wants to meet with architects who are into developing heritage homes and to the owners of ancestral houses in the district.
Veloso also said that she already talked with officials of the Department of Tourism (DOT) and Tourism Infrastructure and Enterprise Zone Authority (TIEZA).