Tourism in Leyte paddling off to a good start
In line with the 2011 National Tourism Development Plan, the Province of Leyte is prioritizing the development of key destination areas in its Northwest Leyte Tourism Cluster. This principally involves the two cities of Ormoc and Baybay, as well as the municipalities of Palompon, Isabel, and Inopacan, which have been identified based on their readiness for local economic development, and the presence of “must-see” tourist sites in these communities. Among such sites are the Calanggaman and Tabuk Islands in Palompon.
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Organic farming takes root in Zamboanga del Sur
Dumingag is among the five winners of the One World Award given by the International Federation of Organic Agriculture Movements (IFOAM) for its organic farming program. IFOAM is a leading world grouping on sustainable agriculture, mainly composed of civil society organizations and social movements. Dumingag is its only local government member.
Regional Competitiveness Council in the Works
According to the National Competitiveness Council, regional or local competitiveness councils can be one of the building blocks of overall national competitiveness. “It would be difficult to imagine a strong, competitive Philippines if it were to be built around only a few economic, urban centers. For the country to grow and remain stable, it would have to establish multiple economic hubs, each with their own particular strengths and attributes.”
Character Is Key to an Economically Vibrant City
Around the world, cities are seeking the recipe for economic success in a rapidly changing global marketplace. Indispensable assets in a post–industrial economy include well-educated people, the ability to generate new ideas and to turn those ideas into commercial realities, connectivity to global markets, and multi-modal transportation infrastructure. Another critical but often neglected asset is community distinctiveness.