Tourism to Tawi-Tawi triples compared to last year

Published on : Wednesday, November 8, 2017

Tourism to Tawi-TawiTourism to Tawi-Tawi has tripled as compared to last year. The tourism boom comes as Simunul town celebrates the arrival of Sheikh Karimul Makhdum six centuries ago. The event, which is celebrated to mark the advent and practice of Islam in the Philippines, takes place every November 7.


Lt. Gen. Rey Leonardo Guerrero, Armed Forces of the Philippines chief of staff, ordered the military to maintain its presence in the area. The lieutenant said, “Make sure our sea lanes are properly secured and implement the joint operations with the combined forces of Navy, Marines, Air force and Army. “ Mobin Gampal, provincial tourism officer, said that Tawi-Tawi has been attracting local and foreign tourists despite martial law in Mindanao, which was declared in May and has been extended until the end of this year.


Gampal said the number of monthly visitors has increased to about three thousand against last year’s average of just a thousand a month, and this was mainly due to increased tourism along with peace and order in the province.


The tourism official said the most visited spots in Tawi-Tawi are:



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