“Mayon belongs to everyone. It’s a 360 view, 360 beauty, it’s 365 days experience” said Congressman Joey Salceda as he accepts, in behalf of all the Bicolanos, the award for Mayon Volcano for winning the Best Destination for the Mountains and Volcanoes category at the Choose Philippines Awards Night.
The award recognizes a mountain or a volcano that provides a memorable hike and equally memorable scenery which is a haven for both adventure seekers and nature lovers.
Bicol region reigned as one of the most stunning places in the Philippines as it bagged two trophies in one night.
One by Mayon Volcano and two by Colonial Grill’s Sili Ice Cream for the Best Dish in Panghimagas category - an award that recognizes food with sumptuous flavor that is uniquely Filipino.
In his acceptance speech, Congressman Salceda exhorts, “For the LGUs here, tourism is the only industry referred to in the sustainable development goals. it is the most inclusive so keep fighting.”
Indeed, the Philippines is an archipelago which abounds with exhilarating views and tropical vistas - a potential tourism industry we should keep fighting for.
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