ILOILO CITY -- As the Lenten season nears, the Department of Tourism (DOT)-Western Visayas Region has some recommended sites for the public to visit.

DOT-Western Visayas regional director Helen Catalbas said the towns of Barotac Viejo, Calinog and Alimodian are among the places in Iloilo province where reenactment of the crucifixion of Jesus Christ will be held on Good Friday, March 30.

Catalbas said that public could also witness the “Pagtaltal sa Balaan Bukid”, a Lenten presentation on the hillside on Jordan, Guimaras Island.

During the event, devotees could walk for more than two kilometers passing 14 stations before they reach the mountain top of Guimaras province known as the Balaan Bukid.

Meanwhile, Catalbas said the public may go to some island beaches and other resorts in Western Visayas since the Lenten season would serve as vacation to some people and the height of summer season.

“Being a region composed of many islands, we are calling for our visitors to stay safe,” she said.

Also, Catalbas appealed to local government units (LGUs) to be prepared to welcome visitors if they have tourism sites.

Catalbas also asked LGUs to prepare portalets since these would be among the needed facilities by visitors.

She also appealed to residents near the sites to be considerate to visitors in terms of providing safety and security. (PNA)