Tourism Secretary Christina Garcia Frasco recently visited some of the tourist attractions in Misamis Oriental as part of her efforts to promote a more inclusive and diversified approach to tourism in the country.
During her trip, Secretary Frasco passed by the Apple Tree Resort in the Municipality of Opol, which offers a relaxing and scenic view of the Macajalar Bay. The resort features a white sand beach, an infinity pool, a restaurant, and various water sports activities for guests to enjoy.
She also conducted a technical visit to the Lagbas Ancestral House and the Halseyle Hill view-point and garden in the Municipality of Sugbongcogon. The Lagbas Ancestral House is a 100-year-old heritage site that showcases the history and culture of the Lagbas family and the town. The Halseyle Hill view-point and garden is a popular destination for locals who want to enjoy the panoramic view of the mountains and the sea, as well as the colorful flowers and plants in the garden.
Secretary Frasco said that she was impressed by the beauty and diversity of Misamis Oriental’s tourist destinations, and that she hopes to attract more visitors to explore these lesser-known gems. She added that under her leadership, the Department of Tourism will push for a more sustainable and responsible tourism industry that will benefit not only the tourists but also the local communities and the environment.