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New eco-tourism destination rises in Negros

BACOLOD CITY—A five-hectare resort in Talisay City, Negros Occidental will soon start operations as an eco-tourism destination and give a boost to the city’s tourism industry.

The venue, called Campuestohan Highland Resort, is located in Barangay Cabatagan near the forest along the boundary of the cities of Bacolod and Talisay and provides a view of most of Negros Occidental and Panay Island at a distance.

The site of the resort was acquired by Ricardo Tan, formerly an assistant secretary of the Department of Transportation and Communications, for his wife Nita who asked that a retirement home be built there.

Tan said he bought the Campuestohan property in 2010 before he even saw it, adding it was his wife who saw and fell in love with the place.

But the couple forgot about retirement when they saw the potential of the area as a business venture. They threw themselves into developing the place as a resort.

It will be a resort that both foreign and local tourists will truly enjoy, Tan said.

“We have the best view of Negros. It’s fantastic. You have to see it to believe,” he said.


Source: Carla Gomez, Philippine Daily Inquirer (19 August 2012)

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