DOT Advisory on the status of tourist sites in CAR and Region 1

Team Out of City Site Hub (Outoftownblog.com) – Subsequent the main North Luzon earthquake that struck the northern element of Luzon yesterday (27 July 2022), the Section of Tourism (DOT) wishes to apprise the touring general public of the status of the pursuing tourist locations in the influenced places of Cordillera Administrative Location (Vehicle) and Region 1.

Santa Maria Church in Ilocos Sur
Santa Maria Church in Ilocos Sur

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Primarily based on the information and facts offered by the DOT-Car Office environment as of right now (July 28), all tourism pursuits in the Province of Abra are suspended till further more notice, when Baguio Metropolis, Kabayan city in Benguet, and Mt. Pulag Shielded Landscape (MPPL) carry on to be open to website visitors. Trekkers heading to MPPL, nonetheless, are advised that Akiki Path is even now going through assessment right after the earthquake. Also, holidaymakers bound for Kabayan are also advised to acquire caution in traversing the highway due to the probability of aftershocks and rain showers.

All vacationer web-sites in Sagada, Mountain Province—except Cave Relationship, Sumaguing, Balangagan, and Pongas Falls—have also reopened to site visitors these days, pursuing the suspension on tourism things to do imposed yesterday.

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As confirmed by the DOT Region 1 Business office, many vacationer internet sites in the Province of Ilocos Sur have been purchased shut to guests immediately after the earthquake. These involve Bantay Bell Tower, Bantay Church/Saint Augustine of Hippo Parish Church, Archdiocesan Shrine of Nuestra Señora de Caridad de Bantay in Bantay Sta. Maria Church in Sta. Maria St. Paul Cathedral, Heritage Village, Calle Crisologo, Ilocos Sur Regional Advanced Nationwide Museum, Syquia Mansion, and all other vacationer spots in Vigan Metropolis.

In the Province of Pangasinan, only Antong Falls in Sison is described to be closed because of to landslides.

In La Union, Tangadan Falls in San Gabriel and the Excellent Wall of Santol/Bilagan Highway are briefly shut as described by DOT-1.

Whilst tourism functions in Ilocos Norte had been suspended yesterday right after the earthquake, all vacationer web-sites in the province have reopened today. *Based mostly on the Predicament Report supplied by DOT-1 as of 2:25PM, the pursuing web-sites in Ilocos Norte continue to be open even with claimed damages: Sta. Monica Church in Sarrat (fallen bricks at the altar) Bacarra Previous Convent (fallen bricks) Virgen Milagrosa Church/St. John the Baptist Church in Badoc (fallen bricks on the facet of the church) and Batac Immaculate Conception Church (with fallen debris exterior).

As nearby engineering places of work go on their evaluation and inspection of vacationer sites, the DOT advises all travellers with travel designs to the affected spots to acquire excess caution.

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