ILOILO CITY: Three islands in Western Visayas will be interconnected through a new tourism product “Cruise and Drive Tour” by the Department of Tourism (DOT) regional office. DOT Reg. Dir. Helen Catalbas said that foreign and domestic tourists will be inspired to try this new escapade to visit and see the islands of Panay, Guimaras and Negros using the roll on-roll off (roro) vessels to carry the tourists’ cars, rented vans and tour buses driven on and off the ship. However, Catalbas said she is negotiating with the roro ship management of FF Cruz and Montenegro Lines to reduce their fare rates of P400 per vehicle one-way trip to Guimaras on top of each passenger fare and also, reduction of the inclusive terminal fee imposed by the Philippine Ports Authority.