The visitors of adjacent Baguio City found their way here to enjoy the unique mountain springs developed as swimming pools, according to municipal vice mayor Noel Ngolob.
He said there was a marked increase of visitors to this town which is part of the Baguio-La Trinidad-Itogon-Sablan-Tuba (BLIST) economic zone during the recent Holy Week.
Baguio City Philippines Summer Capital
The mountain swimming facilities and resorts were however closed during the Good Friday in deference to the Catholic faith that people must contemplate on religious matters during the day and avoid worldly fun and frolic.
Ngolob observed that “Baguio remains the country’s summer capital based on its thousands of Holy Week visitors and they keep on arriving during these remnants of the summer season. Out town of Itogon is indirectly benefited by the Baguio’s excellent tourism arrivals.’
Although this city had experienced a maximum temperature of 26 degrees celsius Tuesday, visitors still consider it as “cool” as other lowland provinces in northern Luzon now have an average of 35 to 37 degrees celsius as maximum temperatures.
Ngolob, one of the unopposed politicians for the elective post comes May 10, 2010 elections said that tourism had proven very beneficial to the other industries in the area especially on agriculture, services and transportation. (PNA)