Tu­ma­log Falls closed for clean-up

Mu­nic­i­pal Gov­ern­ment wants ha­bal-ha­bal driv­ers to help in the cleanup drive since they earn from the tourists vis­it­ing the site. Town in­forms tourists about the tem­po­rary clo­sure of the falls by putting up signs in other tourist sites. Mu­nic­i­pal Governm

Sun.Star Cebu - - FRONT PAGE - SHEILA C. GRAVINEZ / Re­porter

Af­ter the sand­bar and dive sites in Su­milon Is­land, Os­lob Mayor Jose Tu­mu­lak Jr. an­nounced that Tu­ma­log Falls, an­other tourist site in the town, will be closed for three days start­ing to­mor­row for a cleanup drive.

The Mu­nic­i­pal Gov­ern­ment, though, will open to­mor­row the sand­bar and dive sites in Su­milon Is­land af­ter these were cleaned for one week.

In his meet­ing with tourism stake­hold­ers last Thurs­day, the mayor said it was agreed that no tourists will be al­lowed at the sand­bar and dive sites in Su­milon ev­ery third Wed­nes­day of the month to give way to a reg­u­lar cleanup drive.

For the Tu­ma­log Falls, Tu­mu­lak said that it will only be closed for three days since the area that needs to be cleaned is smaller.

Tu­ma­log Falls is lo­cated in Barangays Tu­ma­log and Luka.

Tu­mu­lak be­lieves that the cleanup drive in the area will be fast, es­pe­cially if the ha­bal-ha­bal driv­ers who earn a liv­ing fer­ry­ing tourists to and from the falls, will help clean­ing up the site.

“Akong gibu­tang og three days kay lisod na­man kaayo moin­gon ta og usa lang ka ad­law unya pun-an na pud og laing ad­law, mahi­nayak ang mga tur­ista nga moadto unya wa diay op­er­a­tion didto so ato na lang gyud gi-three days,” he said in an in­ter­view with Superbalita Cebu yes­ter­day.

The Mu­nic­i­pal Gov­ern­ment has put up signs in other tourist spots in Os­clob such as the whale shark watch­ing in Barangay Tan-awaon so tourists will know about the three-day clo­sure of the Tu­ma­log Falls.

This is not the first time that the falls will be tem­po­rar­ily closed to the pub­lic.

The site was closed ear­lier this year for half a day be­cause of heavy rains.

Last year, al­though the falls was not closed, the town did not col­lect en­trance fees from tourists since the dry sea­son af­fected its wa­ter flow.

SUN­STAR FOTO / NICKO TUBO

NAT­U­RAL WON­DER. Tu­ma­log Falls in Os­lob, Cebu has be­come a side trip for lo­cal and for­eign tourists who are vis­it­ing the town to see the whale sharks.

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