THE Provincial Government of Misamis Oriental is taking a step forward to further promote tourism as Governor Yevgeny Emano mulls to boost agricultural farms as next tourist destinations in the province.
Emano said the capitol is set to develop farm tourism to help those whose means of income lies in agriculture and tourism.
“Ang farm tourism mao ang paghimo sa mga umahan isip isa sa mga tourist destinations sa lalawigan (Farm tourism is the creation of farms as tourist destinations in the province),” he said.
Emano cited the Buhian Diversified Farm in Initao town where local and foreign tourists frequently visit.
The governor emphasized that there are lots of farm sites that can attract tourists since farming and fishing are the primary source of living among the residents in the province.
He said the capitol has gone a long way in making the province a major tourism destination in the country because of its “amazing secrets” and tourist attractions that it can offer to the world.
The capitol's top official also said his flagship program on tourism had also better the lives of the people.
Meanwhile, Emano is also considering putting up a farm school to educate more people whose interest is farming.
He said there is already a need for a free education to teach people the old and new methods and technology of farming and fishing.
Emano is planning to tap the Technical Education and Skills Development Authority (Tesda) in materializing this program which he sees to be one of the solutions to improve the lives of the people in the mountainside.
The governor hopes that each town could have their own site where the said farm school would be built.
“Aron dinhi na usab mananom ug manginabuhi ang mga mag-uuma ug mangingisda. Unta duyogan kini sa mga lideres sa lalawigan (So that our farmers and fishers will have a place for their livelihood. I hope the leaders of the province will support this),” he said.