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TOURISTS' SECURITY Historical sites, traditions, culture, natural scenic sites, customs, festivals, and celebrations...these are the reasons tourists visit a locality. Over the years, tourists, local and foreign alike, come and go in every part of the country, wanting new experiences and more surprises. They are fond of new things, new discoveries, and innovations from areas which they used to visit or have never been before. But are local government units prepared to protect these tourists? Are our police forces visible in areas mostly visited by tourists? In the latest Surfing Break in Urbiztondo, San Juan town in the province of La Union, two (2) tourists were reported to have drowned but thanks to the Philippine Coast Guard Northern Luzon (PCG-NL) divers. They rescued the victims, given first aid and revived. Recently, Republic Act 9993 mandated the Philippine Coast Guard to strictly implement creation of lifeguards in every hotels and resorts establishment to ensure safety of tourists. Captain George V. Ursabia, Jr., Commander of the PCG-NL stressed the need for these establishments to employ at least one skilled lifeguard to ensure the security of all tourists within their area, and at the same time augment existing forces from the district. Some establishments are not heeding this call and even regard employing lifeguards as additional expenses, a less on their income. However, local government units play vital role on this initiative. They hold the key towards the strict implementation of the law by requiring hotels and resorts to employ lifeguards prior to issuance of a business permit. Initially, the province of La Union thru Board Member Alfred Ortega, Committee Chair on Disaster Preparedness signified the intention to pass a provincial ordinance directing all hotels and resorts establishments along the coastlines, including those that are not along the beaches but have swimming pools, to employ lifeguards. The Tourism Council of Bauang town earlier requested for lifeguards training from PCG-NL. Bauang town is famous for its beach resorts and hotels where swimmers love to visit. These should be replicated in other local government units. While no one wants drowning accident from visiting swimmers, the old maxim still holds true. An ounce of prevention is better than a pound of cure. Security and safety should be our foremost concern to ensure influx of visitors, to boost our tourism industry, and ensure optimum economic upward trend. Frank Cimatu, PDI - North Luzon Bureau

Jennilyne C. Role, PIA-1

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"Lantern Parade" in celebration of Christmas Season, Candon City

2011 Inter-Barangay Mammangi (Corn) Christmas lantern making contest, Ilagan, Isabela


Health Secretary Enrique Ona inspects a pyrotechnic store and a manufacturing site in Bocaue town, known as the firecracker capital of the country

Opening program of the 2011 Provincial Athletic Selection Meet and Sangguniang Kabataan Festival with Ifugao provincial officials and Department of Education Assistant Secretary Tonisto M.C. Umali as guest of honor and speaker held at Lamut, Ifugao


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Ilocos Norte Crime Statistics

National Statistical Coordination Board


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Regional Multi-sectoral Forest Protection Committee 4th Quarter Meeting, DENR, Tug. City

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Regional Population Executive Board (RPEB) Regional Inter-Collegiate Population Debate, Crown Hotel, Tug. City

December 13, 9AM

DTI – One Town One Product (OTOP) meeting, DTI Cagayan

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Orientation/Consultative Meeting on the renewed campaign in preventing fireworks-related injuries, DOH Conference Hall, Carig, Tuguegarao City.

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Regional OTOP Fiesta Trade Fair, Theme: “Proud Ako Sa OTOP Ko…Kaagapay Ko Ito” Brickstone Mall, Tug. City

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