Whenever a tragedy happens at a certain place or region, the tourism gets affected the most. Like what have happened to Tanay, Rizal, after the Sitio Bayucan (Magnetic Hills) tourist bus accident.
According to the local government of Tanay, it has been observed that tourist arrivals have slowed down following the temporary suspension of all school field trips in the country as a consequence of the said bus accident, which involve 15 casualties from the BestLink College.
The Department of Tourism (DOT)-Region IV-A in collaboration with the Provincial Government of Rizal and the Municipality of Tanay together with the Tour and Travel Agencies, Stakeholders and Academe came up with a “WALK FOR SAFETY IN TANAY” to recapture the trust of tourists and travellers and assert the safe and secured destination of Rizal.
It was held last April 5, 2017 at Epic Parc (Tanay Sampaloc Road). But on the day before, together with some media personnels, we were able to visit several tourist spots and had a look at their major roads.
Contrary to the remarks made of the danger of going up the hilly roads of Tanay, it was actually a smooth ride from Manila.
Our first stop was at the municipal hall of Tanay and we were welcomed by the tourism office and Mayor Rex Manuel C. Tanjuatco.