Wednesday, 7 October 2009

Tourism brings prosperity to the Philippines.

Lamac, in south-western Cebu, is in a secluded mountain valley, and many have described it as a “hidden paradise.”

It had no road, no electricity and no water supply. Not too many wanted to go there to discover its natural wonders, such as its seven caves, a lagoon for water sports and lake for rafting and fishing.

But the residents, mostly farmers, realising they have a jewel of a place, volunteered to build on a rotation basis, a road making their barrio accessbile to the outside world.

Lamac now has a church, health centre, elementary and secondary schools, post office, bakery, its own water system and drug store, plus a concrete road used by farmers to sell their products. Here's the full article...