Gloria Visits / Promotes Sagada

Saturday, January 10, 2009

(Photo above is a screenshot from Fung Yu's 3D shots of the president in Sagada)

In an effort to boost Sagada as a tourist destination, President Gloria Macapagal Arroyo visited the town during the holidays. She was accompanied by 14 lawmakers, her husband, and grandchildren. The president visited the Echo Valley, the Hanging Coffins, and the Lumiang Burial Caves. Thomas Killip, a former mayor of the town and now presidential assistant for Cordillera affairs said that the trip was more of an exposure trip, not a meeting or conference trip.

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Banga-an January 10, 2009 at 9:41 AM  

I think this was not the first time that the president visited Sagada. I remember her visiting also in other years. Good exposure for Sagada.

kat-eng January 12, 2009 at 11:55 AM  

Gawis ay binmisita si Pres. Arroyo. But, weeks after her visit, Sagada made headlines again.

Sagada was named as one of the sources of the drugs in the Alabang Boys case.

Oh Well, bad publicity is still publicity. Besides, Sagada and drugs always had a thing going on.

Ngem uray tay adu ladta nan tu-turista ay umey id Sagada. ^_^

SaGaDa-iGoRoT January 12, 2009 at 8:39 PM  

kat-eng, looks like the drug problem in sagada is never going to go away. anya metten. like one tourist in sagada said, the high in going around sagada is much better than any drug.

kat-eng January 12, 2009 at 9:36 PM  

Amen to that statement brother!

Everytime i go home to Sagada, i make sure i bring a newbie to smother them with all the highs of Sagada.