TAGAYTAY CITY, Cavite — Finance Undersecretary Gil Beltran, in his keynote speech at the opening session on financial inclusion here in Tagaytay City, invited APEC delegates to enjoy what the city has to offer.
“I hope you will find time to go around Tagaytay and enjoy the famous Taal Volcano and its lake, cool weather and the warm hospitality of the local people,” Beltran told APEC delegates and stakeholders gathering at Taal Vista Hotel here.
At the same time, he thanked all the co-organizers and sponsors who made the forum on financial inclusion possible this year.
“I wish us all a fruitful interaction in the next two days,” he added.
Marciano Paynor, the Secretary General of APEC Philippines 2015 National Organizing Committee, said the objective was to promote the Philippines’ different locations for tourism and investments that’s why they are holding APEC’s initial meetings in different locations in the country.
These meetings are run up to the APEC Leaders’ Meeting in November.
Tagaytay City, dubbed as the country’s second summer capital because of its cool climate, is a favorite gateway spot and tourist destination in the country.
It provides an amazing view of the Taal Volcano nested in the Taal Lake. The city hosts an array of places to visit as well as local dishes for visitors to enjoy.
Tagaytay City is part of Cavite province and has a total land area of 6,500 hectares. It is approximately 60 kilometers away from Metro Manila and it takes about one hour travel from the metropolis.