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Aurora, Nueva Ecija tourist spots still closed despite MGCQ

May 3, 2021 @ 15:57
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Tourism destinations in Aurora and Nueva Ecija provinces in Central Luzon are still not welcoming tourists any time soon despite the implementation of modified general community quarantine in those places.

The Department of Tourism (DOT) said the decision to open tourism areas was still up to the local governments.

Nueva Ecija is the home of the Minalungao National Park, while Aurora is famous for its surfing spots.

“We understand that it is the decision of the LGUs, but many are already crying, especially the surfing community for losing their jobs,” Tourism Secretary Bernadette Romulo-Puyat said in a recent virtual presser.

“I think the LGUs only find it difficult as to how they would implement [minimum health standards], and scared for the surge of cases especially with the presence of the new variants,” she stated.

“We will see how we could help, and what are the worries of the LGUs so that we can safely reopen,” Puyat said.

For Bulacan, which is still under modified enhanced community quarantine, plans are being prepared for the reopening of Angat, Ipo, and Bustos watersheds, and other attractions, according to the DOT.

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