House to probe into the feasibility of Calaguas Island as tourist attraction

By on February 17, 2015


Calaguas beach (Travel Photology / Wikipedia)
Calaguas beach (Travel Photology / Wikipedia)

MANILA — A lawmaker asked Monday the National Economic Development Authority (NEDA) to conduct a feasibility study on Calaguas group of Island for tourism purposes.

Camarines Norte Rep. Elmer E. Panotes implied the possibility of Calaguas to become a tourist attraction during a hearing with the House Special Committee on Bicol Recovery and Development.

Panotes claimed that Calaguas, with its white sand beach and pristine water, is more beautiful than the Boracay island of Aklan.

One of Panotes’ sentiment was the lack of facilities to make Calaguas a top tourist spot.

“We need the assistance of Philippine Port Authority forconstruction of ports in the island,” Panotes said.

Panotes sought the help of NEDA in setting projects to improve tourism in Camarines Norte.

Calaguas is a group of islands in the Camarines Norte. It includes the major islands of Tinaga and Guintinua, the Maculabo, and several other small islands.