City Holds Dry Run on the Implementation of Fees for Sipaway Island Guests

Various offices of the local government of San Carlos City conducted a dry run on the possible scenarios when implementation of fees on Sipaway Island guests and activities will start.

City Tourism Office, City Env't Mgt. Office staffs and barangay officials of Brgys Ermita, San Juan and Six conducts
dry-run of launching of fees at Sipaway Island for diving and snorkeling

The activity was held at the Community Fish Landing Center, Marina Park this afternoon, April 30.
Jennifer Saballa, Officer-in-Charge of the City Tourism Office said the objective of the dry run was to organize the flow within the said area on the formal launching of fees imposition.
During said activity, barangay tanods and other designated employees were familiarized on their roles and responsibilities in handling tourists and visitors.
On the other hand, Melvin Maglayon, Conservation Fellow from the Coastal Resources Management (CRM) Division of the City Environment Management Office (CEMO), said among the activities where fees will be applied are diving and snorkeling. He added that 100% of the money collected will go to Barangays Ermita and San Juan and to the fisherfolk associations to recognize their efforts in assisting the said implementation.
Cristina Combate, LTOO IV of City Treasurer’s Office, Marietta F. Lomocso, CEMO IEC-Team Leader and representatives from the Philippine National Police (PNP) – Maritime Group, Philippine Coast Guard, Bantay Dagat, fisherfolk associations and Barangays San Juan, Ermita and Six were also present in the said activity.