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35 tour-guides in Pasil, Kalinga undergo training to reinforce municipality’s tourism


Pasil, Kalinga – As part of its tourism rebranding efforts, the municipal government of Pasil headed by Mayor Alfredo "Chao-ig" Malannag Jr. partnered with the Regional Department of Tourism for the conduct of seven-day eco-tour guide training.


Pasil is home to many tourist destinations like the Binalasan, Anga-ang, Laroy, Tumuyoc, and Suwi-ik falls. A stop at Bangyan House for coffee is likewise a great experience.


The training intends to fine-tune the interpretative skills and nature guiding of the participants for the delivery of quality service. This is in preparation for the coming of tourists when the municipality gradually reopens its tourism industry in the near future.

In addition, Regional Director of DOT, Jovita Ganongan stressed the eco-guiding training likewise aims to ‘impart the importance of ecosystems, flora and fauna, and indigenous communities' history and culture…and introduce the trainees to various nature-based activities for them to develop a holistic knowledge of nature and nature guiding.’


Participants


Municipal Tourism Officer Pancy Lynette Iddoba said at least 35 participants from different barangays opted to actively participate in the training starting Monday, August 15 and set to conclude on Sunday, August 21.

Among the trainees, she pointed, are job orders, members of the Slow Food Community, out-of-school youth and unemployed.


The free training, according to Ganongan, will enable the participants to be DOT-accredited tour guides.

In the seven-day training program, they will engage in participative lectures, discussions, workshops, and demonstrations with audio-visual presentations from resource speakers from the regional tourism department.


DOT-Cordillera will shoulder expenses for the training as its way of supporting the development and promotion of Pasil attractions.


Earlier this year, the local tourism office along with its consulting agency visited potential destinations that will be developed and promoted in the municipality. Also included in the list are practices and intangible cultural heritage such as Slow Food and the traditional pottery of Dalupa and Dangtalan, among others.

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