Eco-tourism in Candon City gets a better lease of life!
The sprawling 132 hectares Candon Watershed will surely boost the eco-tourism industry of this progressing city.
City Mayor Ericson Singson bared this during the “Fiesta ti Bantay” (feast of the forest) tree planting activities in barangays Palacapac and San Andres.. The City Mayor was impressed and fascinated by the unlimited potentials of the place which the city government has been conducting annual tree planting activities since 2005.
The City watershed’s top part is the highest point that overlooks most of the barangays of the city including the city hall and portions of the national highway. Other towns can also be seen making it as potential convergence area of people from the towns of Santa Lucia, Salcedo and Galimuyod.
“We will maximize the watershed to showcase our eco-tourism project and environmental protection and preservation programs,” Singson said
Currently the city watershed is the home of more than 10,000 trees including fruit bearing ones which someday it will be identified as Ilocos Region’s fruit bowl.
Singson said he plans to create recreations near the watershed to attract tourists.
To realize this plan, Congressman Eric Singson is funding the road network going to the area for easier transport to the place.
Well paved roads along barangays Parioc II and Palacapac, including partial portion of the road going up the area, are already done.
Ilocos Sur Governor Ryan Luis Singson, members of the Sangguniang Panlalawigan and town mayors were also present during the affair that coincided with farmers’ consultation dialogue.
In the same occasion, Governor Singson had a dialogue with farmer leaders.
They aired their problems, grievances, and recommendations about the tobacco industry in the province.
Also present during the occasion were SPMs Jaime Singson, Robert Tudayan, Nestor Itchon and Pablito Sanidad, and town mayors Estrella Hernaez (Santa Lucia), Jessie Balingsat (Galimuyod) and Leopoldo Gironella (Salcedo).