The project, with an allocation of P11.74 million, has converted nearly a kilometer stretch of dusty and bumpy road into a two-lane concrete tourism road which also included installation of line canal and slope protection.
Fatima Hills is one of the most visited places listed as a religious center in Macrohon town. It is one of the most popular pilgrimage sites where the statue of “Our Lady of Fatima” is located. People like tourists, outdoor enthusiasts, and pilgrims not only from within the vicinity of Macrohon, but even populace from various parts of Southern Leyte province visit this place not just for praying but also for sightseeing as it offers a refreshing and scenic view overlooking Macrohon town.
“Through our coordination with the Department of Tourism, we managed to identify sites that have the potential to draw more tourists in the province which would hopefully spur development for communities near these sites,” District Engineer Manolo Rojas said.
The construction of tourism access roads is part of the 0+10-point economic agenda of President Rodrigo Duterte aimed at promoting rural and value chain development toward increasing agricultural and rural enterprise productivity and rural tourism.
Southern Leyte province is known for its world-class dive sites, caves, extreme adventure sites, waterfalls, safari, river trekking, crater lake trekking, fish feeding, rain interaction, island escapades, beach fun, and religious journeys. (PR/FMMT)