Lacson urges Filipinos: Become local tourists first

February 25, 2022 Joel dela Torre 411 views

NOW that the threat of COVID-19 in the country has lessened significantly, Partido Reporma presidential bet Panfilo “Ping” Lacson urged Filipinos to visit the Philippines’ best spots before choosing to roam abroad.

Lacson was very upbeat in an interview with Bombo Radyo about his recent two-day visit in Baguio City with his running mate Senate president Vicente “Tito” Sotto where they enjoyed a not-so-lengthy stop at an upland village he described as a very nice place that tourists could not afford to skip while in this summer capital.

With many areas reopening to business and the majority of Filipinos already having complete COVID-19 jabs, Lacson said now is a good time to patronize our own country’s tourist spots.

“Ako nagpunta ako doon sa Tam-awan, ano, napakagandang village, yung parang mga katutubo natin doon e, at meron silang rituals doon,” he said while admitting having not visited some parts of the country’s beautiful spots and the hidden destination he wishes to discover.

The three-term senator proved in Partido Reporma’s recent sorties across the country that despite being 73-years old, Lacson seemed stronger than people younger than him, as proven by his hike with his allies in Tam-Awan.

“Nagulat nga ‘yung mga kasama ko, kasi tuloy-tuloy ako hanggang tuktok, at nakita namin maganda ‘yung view deck,” the former top cop said.

Lacson called on the government to continue protecting and improving the country’s tourism hotspots and prevent overdevelopment from ruining their natural beauty.

He said he had been to Baguio ever since he was a cadet at the Philippine Military Academy in the 1970s, but saw Tam-Awan only last weekend.

The Partido Reporma chairman and standard bearer said every Filipino can contribute to strengthening the country’s tourism and economy, especially the millennials that are forming their so-called “travel goals.”

“I would recommend na pumunta sila. ‘Yon, napakagandang lugar. Noon lang ako nakapunta sa tinagal-tagal ko sa Baguio, e noon lang ako napunta sa lugar na natural, ano, at dapat nga i-develop ‘yon at i-propagate as a tourism hotspot in Baguio,” Lacson said.