September 6 is the next schedule for Passport on Wheels
The Provincial Government, in cooperation with the Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) and SM City Bacolod, will organize another Passport on Wheels on September 6 at SM City Bacolod Atrium. A total of 500 passport applicants in Negros Occidental will get to have the chance to process their applications immediately. The DFA will fly in 17 of its staff from the central office to process these applications . This is great news for locals who are having difficulty in processing their passports or scheduling an appointment online. The same event will be sponsored by the City Government of Kabankalan which will also cater around 500 applicants.
Sustainable tourism strengthens in Sipalay
Sipalay City, located in the southern part Negros Occidental, is now crafting a sustainable tourism development plan to avoid great damage to the environment. This is also a response to the closure of Boracay Island, and the threats of closure to some island beaches like Panglao in Bohol and Isla de Gigantes in Iloilo. Having the second highest percentage of foreign tourist arrivals in Western Visayas last year, the high tourism arrival in the city means that there is also a need to comply with environmental protocols and procedures for the protection of natural resources .
Tourism sustainability in Patag Valley ensured
The Department of Tourism (DOT) will ensure that environmental protocols and procedures are put in place to make Patag Valley in Silay City a sustainable tourism destination. Patag Valley, with its increasing popularity to locals and tourists, is one of the cheapest escapes in Central Negros. The popularity of the resorts and views started increasing after the development of Silay-Patag road was finished. With the increasing number of local and foreign tourist arrivals in the place, it is for the best that abiding to the environmental protocols is under close watch .