The Municipality of Lupon is positioning to become a commercial hub especially in the Second District of the province, outside of the City of Mati.
Noting the Municipality of Lupon as “fast-growing”, Sangguniang Bayan Member Juan A. Maralit in his address, shared the vision of the municipal government to pursue plans geared towards “becoming a commercial center”.
“It is with high regard that you have conducted your meeting here; we welcome you to the promising commercial center,” he said addressing the members of Davao Oriental Organization of Information Officers (DavOrg).
DavOrg is organized by the Philippine Information Agency (PIA) to create a grassroots link among the ranks of local government information officers (IO) and IO-designated personnel among national government agencies based in Davao Oriental.
DavOrg members and concurrent officers with Philippine Information Agency (PIA) Regional Head Frances Mae Macapagat and staff of PIA Davao Oriental Information Center had their meeting at the SB Session Hall, discussing among others results of the Communication Planning on End Local Communist Armed Conflict (ELCAC) held on October 11.
On the same event, Sangguniang Bayan member Cenen Angsingco noted the limitations on tourist attractions in Lupon but said efforts for support infrastructure to develop tourist spots were on hand.
Lupon Tourism Officer Rean Daanoy pegged the tourism strength of Lupon on the presence of a number of beach resorts that run about more than 10, and on developing entertainment facilities which he viewed as support to the commercial positioning of Lupon.
Daanoy also said that the Luponan Festival is also being developed, to highlight the culture and arts of Lupon.
“That’s why we call It Luponan for the people of Lupon even with the diversity in culture, that is the showcase of unity, the participation of all the Luponian,” he said. (PIA XI/ Jeanevive Duron-Abangan)