ARMM SPENDS P56-M to boost Bongao Peak

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COTABATO CITY: The Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao (ARMM) said it spent P56 million for the access road and development of Bongao Peak, or Bud Bongao, the first eco-tourism park developed by the regional government in Tawi-Tawi. The opening of the access road was followed by an inaugural climb to the peak led by regional Gov. Mujiv Hataman accompanied by Tawi-Tawi Governor Rashidin Matba, Bongao Mayor Jimuel Que and other ARMM officials recently. The preservation and conservation of the eco-tourism park is one of the priority projects of the Hataman administration. Bongao Peak is one of the 12 key biodiversity sites in the country protected under the Department of Natural Resources’ New Conservation Areas in the Philippines Project. Around 1,500 tourists visit the peak every week with P20 fee collected from each climber is used for the maintenance of the park.

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