Isla Madalag Eco-Haven: Promoting eco-tourism, local products

June 5, 2022 by No Comments

E.B. MAGALONA Mayor Marvin Malacon and Vice Mayor Eric Matulac along with members of Council led the inauguration of the Isla Madalag Eco-Haven at the town’s Barangay Madalag Friday, June 3, 2022.Malacon said the inauguration is in time with the celebration of Municipal Environmental Month with a theme: “Only One Earth,” adding that the new tourist destination in the town and in the 3rd District and this will also serve as a source of livelihood for the people in the area.The local government has established this to help the locals improve their income, make use of human resources from the host barangay and also promote the local coastal products such as the blue crabs, talaba and other sea foods, he said.Malacon added that this idea was conceptualized when he and his fellow officials came to this barangay riding their bikes and saw the opportunity to help improve the economic well-being of the people in this barangay.The local chief executive urged the locals to maintain a good rapport to the locals and guests who will come to Isla Madalag Eco-Haven. Extend to them your good gesture when they come.”We need each other to support this endeavor (because) Kita nga tumandok (we, the locals) can help each other”, he said as he stressed that this will be their legacy.The Department of Education (DepEd) officials and staff of the town also joined the local officials during the inauguration of the new tourist destination in the town.Currently, among the eco-tourist attractions in the town is the Tomongtong Eco-Trail in Barangay Tomongtong.