ILOILO CITY: All roads leading to airports in Western Visayas will have rainbows colors when the Department of Tourism (DOT) regional office project takes off before the year ends. DOT regional director Helen Catalbas said the project dubbed as “WV: Color it Rainbow” is banking on the support of local government units and youth organizations leaders, especially in the barangays, by planting flowery plants and croutons along the roads. The DOT regional official said the project is environmental-friendly and easy that needs minimal appropriation from the local government. The plants need not be of expensive kind but rather, simple and endemic in the place with colors.


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    1. Fergus JM Ducharme on

      For a Director of Tourism I think you’ve missed some of the things that are more critically important than planting ‘pretty, colourful’ flowers along the roads to the various airports.

      How about you start pressuring people in Government to provide a reliable, sufficient and potable water system in Iloilo and and its surroundings.

      Or, how about you use your influence to clean up the traffic mess which typifies Iloilo and Region.
      Or, how about you develop a proper tourism infrastructure in the region – providing proper sightseeing facilities such as a Gray Line operation would provide, proper receptive services at the airport and other ports of entry (get rid of the ‘barkers’ who needlessly hassle passengers and guests arriving at the airport).
      Or, provide proper transit/transfer services between downtown’s major hotels and the airport.
      Or, clean up the major roads leading to the airport – may them look a lot better than they do now…now, it looks like you’re driving into a slum.

      Then maybe you will be able to build a solid tourism base and be able to attract more people to visit our region.