Council to push tourism dev’t in 7th district
An Integrated Area Development (IAD) Council for the 7th District of Cebu was formed this week to realize the vision of its leaders to make the district a center for sustainable tourism in the Philippines by 2028.
The council is composed of mayors from the eight local government units of the district, the governor, and the congressman of Southwest Cebu.
The towns under this district are Dumanjug, Ronda, Alcantara, Moalboal, Badian, Alegria, Malabuyoc, and Ginatilan.
The governor is appointed as ex-officio chairman. Once the council convenes, a co-chairman shall be elected among the eight mayors. The term of the IAD council members is fixed for three years, coinciding with the regular terms of office of the elected local officials.
Under the agreement, the members are to align their initiatives and use their resources to not only promote the district as a tourism destination but also to address the “high poverty incidence” in the district.
One of the group's visions is to reduce poverty within the district by creating conditions for balanced socio-economic development through an integrated, participatory and resultsbased approach.