This consultative meeting was attended by regional directors: DENR chief executive director Viernov Grefalde with region 4 director Angelito Fontanilla, DOT Shalimar Tamano, EMB7 William Cuñado, CAAP airport manager Atty. Rafael Tatlonghari, and DILG Provincial Director Johnjoan Mende, together with agency heads: Bohol Tourism Office Jo Cabarrus, PENRO Charlie Fabre, CENRO Anecito Suarez, Phil. Coast Guard Lt. John Patrick Cabansag, BEMO Tata Ganub, as well as LGU Panglao, SB members led by Acting Mayor Briccio ” Brian” Velasco.
The governor led discussion with Panglao tourism stakeholders on issues involving accreditation of accommodation establishments, easement, lack of wastewater treatment facilities and wastewater laboratory, carrying capacity, tour boat operations, diving and underwater activities, among others.
Also brought to the table for discussion is the rehabilitation of Panglao island tourism sites.
The governor pursues tourism as primary driver for development with emphasis towards environmental sustainability.