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1 Circuit Development for Siquijor as a Tourism Destination Capitalizing on its Natural Cultural Assets, and Strengthening its Link with Dumaguete as its Gateway

2 Goals: To improve Siquijor as a unique sun-and-beach resort destination while highlighting its mystic-healing niche, thereby increasing investments in order to create more jobs for the local people and increase revenues. * Rise in visitor arrivals from an average growth rate of 10% to 50% yearly * Increase in the number of tourism facilities and enterprises * More jobs generated for the local people in tourism enterprises, production, & services of the island

3 Project Description  The tourism circuit development LED initiative positions Siquijor as a unique yet complimentary eco-cultural destination to Negros Oriental, and particularly to air gateway of Dumaguete City. The key Objectives of the proposed project are to:  Develop the natural heritage of Siquijor into a competitive tourism circuit with new and improved visitor activities that attract more tourists and encourage them to stay longer  Build capacities of tourism stakeholders and local communities to benefit from as well as contribute to the sustainable development and management of tourism in the Province.

4 Expected results: Increase in visitor arrivals Increase in income of LGU’s Improved tourism products & services Improved economic activities Increase in visitor arrivals Increase in income of LGU’s Improved tourism products & services Improved economic activities

5 Key Beneficiaries  6 municipalities (Larena, Siquijor, San Juan, Lazi, Maria, and Enrique Villanueva)  78 transport service operators (all male)  74 resorts/restaurants/travel agencies/accommodation establishments: 33 males- 41 females  31 masseurs/masseuse; 2 males- 29 females  101 healers and herbalists; 81 male- 20 female  39 community-based tour guides; 12 males- 27 females  99 sectors representing the Tourism Council  42 homestay owners; 11 males- 31 females  6 municipalities (Larena, Siquijor, San Juan, Lazi, Maria, and Enrique Villanueva)  78 transport service operators (all male)  74 resorts/restaurants/travel agencies/accommodation establishments: 33 males- 41 females  31 masseurs/masseuse; 2 males- 29 females  101 healers and herbalists; 81 male- 20 female  39 community-based tour guides; 12 males- 27 females  99 sectors representing the Tourism Council  42 homestay owners; 11 males- 31 females

6 Major activities and Deliverables  Build the capacities of the tourism stakeholder and empower the local communities  Develop products and services that will satisfy visitor needs and position Siquijor as a globally competitive eco-tourism destination  Develop a Sustainable Environmental Management System  Improve infrastructure, tourism facilities and attraction sites  Develop new adventure and product services  Develop tourism circuit map  Build the capacities of the tourism stakeholder and empower the local communities  Develop products and services that will satisfy visitor needs and position Siquijor as a globally competitive eco-tourism destination  Develop a Sustainable Environmental Management System  Improve infrastructure, tourism facilities and attraction sites  Develop new adventure and product services  Develop tourism circuit map

7 Project Proponents Provincial Government of Siquijor` Address: Capitol, Pulangyuta, Siquijor, Siquijor Tel. No. +63 (35) ; Siquijor Provincial Tourism Council Address: Provincial Tourism Office Capitol, Siquijor, Siquijor Tel. No. +63 (35) Fax: +63 (35) Siquijor Chamber of Commerce and Industry, Incorporated Address: 2 nd Floor Atong Botica Building, Poblacion Siquijor, Siquijor Tel. No. +63 (35) Provincial Government of Siquijor` Address: Capitol, Pulangyuta, Siquijor, Siquijor Tel. No. +63 (35) ; Siquijor Provincial Tourism Council Address: Provincial Tourism Office Capitol, Siquijor, Siquijor Tel. No. +63 (35) Fax: +63 (35) Siquijor Chamber of Commerce and Industry, Incorporated Address: 2 nd Floor Atong Botica Building, Poblacion Siquijor, Siquijor Tel. No. +63 (35)

8 NGA Members of the Project Implementing Team  DOT  DTI  DOLE  DOST  DENR  TESDA  LTO  LTFRB  DOT  DTI  DOLE  DOST  DENR  TESDA  LTO  LTFRB  DILG  DOTC  DPWH  DA  DOH  Academe (SSC, BIT)  PPA  CAAP  DILG  DOTC  DPWH  DA  DOH  Academe (SSC, BIT)  PPA  CAAP

9 ANNUAL TOURIST ARRIVALS (JAN – DEC 2013) Staying Tourists

10 Monthly Tourist Arrivals by Municipality Growth Rate MONTH MUNICIPALITYYEARJANFEBMARAPRMAYJUNEJULYAUGSEPTOCTNOVDECTOTALGR SAN JUAN % SIQUIJOR % LARENA % MARIA % LAZI % EN. VILLA % TOTAL GROWTH RATE %

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12 Total Number of Hotels and Rooms (as of 2013) No. of Establishments No. of Rooms Location 32257San Juan, Siquijor 28Lazi, Siquijor 19117Larena, Siquijor 46Enrique Villanueva, Siquijor 344Maria, Siquijor 15195Siquijor, Siquijor = 2 DOT Accredited = 3 Temporarily closed for rehabilitation/ improvements

13 ON-GOING AND PIPELINE PROJECTS Name Of Project Specific Interven tion LocationFunding Agency Duration Of Project Amount (Php) Rehab of Siq- Bolos-San Juan Provincial Road Concreti ng Siquijor & San Juan Province Proposed DPWH- DOT 6M Const. of Local Enterprise Bldg. Constru ction San JuanProvince4M Improvemnt Of Water Supply Level IIISan JuanMun. Province & Congressi onal 1M Repair/ Rehab/ Improvement of Various Structures & Camp Bandilaan Park, Cantabon Siquijor Cantabo n, Siquijor 3M Repair/ Rehab of Salagdoong Hotel Cottages, Rooms and other facilities Maria, Siquijor 3.5M

14 Pipeline Projects Siquijor Port Rehabilitation & Development PPA Larena Port Rehabilitation & Development PPA Siquijor Airport Rehabilitation & Improvement CAAP

15 Tourism Circuit Map

16 I.INFRASTRUCTUREAGENCY Siquijor Port Rehabilitation & DevelopmentPPA Larena Port Rehabilitation & DevelopmentPPA Siquijor Airport Rehabilitation & Improvement CAAP Road Rehabilitation & Improvement at: Siquijor-Bolos-San JuanDOT Pulangyuta-San Antonio-Cantabon, Siquijor Road DOT Tubod-Napo,San Juan RoadDOT Cambugahay Area, Cangclaran, LaziDOT Minalulan- Liloan, Maria RoadDOT Improvement of Water Supply, Level III, San Juan DPWH Construction of Hanging Bridge/ Boardwalk at Cambugahay Falls, Cangclaran, Lazi Barangay LGU Priority Projects

17 II.TOURISM PRODUCT DEVELOPMENTAGENCY Community Based TourismDOT Healing Journey Package (herbal oils, herbal nurseries, local massage, healing village, healing festival) DOT DOST PLGU Agri-tourismDOT PLGU DA Adventure-nature packageDOT PLGU Culture packageDOT PLGU Product/ service promotional strategiesDOT

18 * IIIHUMAN RESOURCE DEVELOPMENTAGENCY Modular Trainings on front line services, food preparation & handling, wine mixing, table setting, bed making, etc. DOT TESDA DTI Livelihood trainings on food products, delicacies and production of distinct & unique souvenir items DTI TESDA DOST Training for TOPCOPSPNP DOT PLGU Trainings on product development (branding & marketing) DOST DTI

19 IV DESTINATION MARKETINGAGENC Y Intensify market promotions and production of collateral DOT PLGU AE’s Link Siquijor to the world thru web search PLGU Installation of signages and billboard of tourist sites PLGU

20 V.ENABLING POLICIES AND PROGRAMSAGENCY Formulation of Investment Code Tourism Development Plan Strict enforcement of local and national environmental laws and regulations PLGU PLGU/DOT DENR PNP Provincial legislations protecting and preserving cultural heritage SP Ordinance requiring AE to submit touristic data to strengthen tourism benchmarks MUN. LGU PROV’L LGU Activation and capacitation of tourism related organizations PTC DOT PLGU Strengthen the Provincial Tourism CouncilPLGU DOT Ordinance Standardizing transport service rates/ rentalsMUN. LGU PROV’L LGU Creation of LEIPO/ designation of an officer PLGU

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