By: Edipolo A. Mosqutio, Jr.
Municipal Tourism Officer-Designate
Lumondo Falls and Eco-park were recently visited by two (2) giant television networks operating in most cities in the Philippines and abroad, the ABS-CBN and GMA-7. With this kind of promotion done by the said networks, the local residents of Barangay Budlingin will soon notice tremendous local and foreign tourist visits once it will be featured in one of their popular TV programs. Tour groups will visit the place and experience the amazing and exciting beauty of the falls. Besides Lumondo Falls, the Puting Bato Cave and Pongtud Hot Spring will soon be given importance by the local government as additional package destinations to boost the tourism industry in the locality.
Photo coverage taken by ABS-CBN visit last March 6, 2009 at Lumondo Falls will be shown in the Trip Na Trip TV program of the said network on March 20, 2009 while GMA-7 visit last March 11, 2009 will be shown in the Jessica Soho Report TV program on March 14, 2009.
Mayor Dominador G. Esma, Jr. was very thankful of these two (2) most popular TV networks in the country since it would be the beginning of the popularity of Lumondo Falls. Mayor Esma said, he is optimistic that it would not only tourism that will flourish in the place but more investments will be coming-in considering other potentials the LGU can offer to investors like in the fields of agriculture, its lake resources at Mainit Lake and other natural resources found in the mountain ranges of Alegria.