Ilocos Norte, magiging key PH tourism hub – PBBM

Ilocos Norte, magiging key PH tourism hub – PBBM

February 25, 2023 @ 11:06 AM 4 weeks ago

MANILA, Philippines- Sinabi ni Pangulong  Ferdinand Marcos Jr. na nananatiling  committed ang gobyerno na palakasin ang  domestic tourism industry na itinutulak para sa kanyang  “home province” na  Ilocos Norte bilang  key tourism hub sa bansa.

Sa naging talumpati ng Pangulo sa  “Tan-ok ni Ilocano 2023: The Festival of Festivals,” sinabi ni Pangulong Marcos na  nananatiling  top priority ng kanyang administrasyon ang iangat ang  domestic tourism industry ng bansa.

“I assure you the government’s commitment to strengthen the domestic tourism industry remains a top priority and llocos Norte will play a very large part of that. The number of visitor arrivals has recovered. It is my hope that by working together we restore Ilocos’ vibrancy tourism to pre-pandemic levels and beyond,” ayon kay Pangulong Marcos.

“The darkest hours of the pandemic we pray are over and now we are ready to reclaim time and opportunities we have lost for the past few years as we now emerge stronger than ever,” dagdag na pahayag nito.

Sinabi nito na nananatiling bukas ang gobyerno para sa “fresh and innovative ideas”  na makatutulong na itulak ang sektor ng turismo sa hinaharap.

“Let us hope that you will respond to this administration’s call for participation in the rewarding but challenging tasks ahead. Let our spirit be a blaze with unity and may the Almighty bless us to our journey towards a brighter and better llocos for the present and future generations,” ayon sa Pangulo.

Winika ng Pangulo na ang  festival ngayong taon ay “more special” lalo pa’t idinaos ito sa bagong  renovated na Ferdinand E. Marcos Sr. Memorial Stadium sa Laoag City, Ilocos Norte.

“Named after my father, the stadium speaks well of the strength, brilliance, and resilience of every Ilocano. I’m certain that my father is now watching us proudly and to see how far we are as a people,” ayon sa Punong Ehekutibo.

“I feel in my bones that we all share the same blood and patriotism that allow us to achieve these things together. On this note, my sincerest gratitude goes to all people behind the stadium rehabilitation. Indeed, this facility will become an iconic landmark that will  not only showcase a design excellence but also project our shared aspirations,” dagdag na pahayag nito.

Ibinida ang  “Tan-ok ni Ilocano” o “The Greatness of Ilocano,” ngayong taon ang 205th founding anniversary ng Ilocos Norte sa pamamagitan ng ilang pagtatanghal  at art forms  na nagtatampok sa kasaysayan, tradisyon, heritage at kultura ng lalawigan.

“The festival will stimulate economic activity and support Ilocano families by driving the tourism industry and sustaining local livelihoods,” aniya pa rin.

Ipakikita rin sa pagdiriwang ang talento at kasanayan ng mga  local artists at small scale local workers, idagdag pa  na magsisilbi itong  gateway sa masagana at magilas na kultura.

“I thus encourage our next generation of Ilocano artists, be proud of your identity, and integrate our rich customs and traditions into the art that you showcase,” anito.

“Let us share to our fellow Filipinos and the rest of the world the story of our roots, upland indigenous communities, and the vibrant communities of Ilocos which mold us into what we are as a people today,” dagdag na pahayag nito. Kris Jose