Here’s something from the Tourism and Environment blog by Chen Mencias. I met Chen years ago. She interviewed me for this book she’s writing about Aurora. I thought that would be my “15 Minute of Fame”. I could not imagine being in a book for doing a website with 20 or so daily visitors. Anyway, I believe there was a change of plan and the book is still under construction.
Aurora is a land of sweeping beauty, a natural paradise tucked between the mighty Pacific Ocean and the rugged Sierra Madre mountain range. Quite fittingly, its name means â€œdawnâ€. Indeed, the province is on the verge of embracing changes that will affect the lives of its residents for many years to come. Former Congresswoman and currently Aurora governor, Bellaflor Angara-Castillo, now steers its development path. She sees the potential of alleviating the poverty of her kababayan (constituents) through sustainable tourism, a decision so timely with the imposition of a total log ban. Governor Castillo believes that a well planned and controlled tourism industry can improve the lives of the poor communities while addressing conservation objectives. The feisty governor believes that a non-extractive industry is a feasible alternative to logging and other destructive activities.
By the way, there’s no total log ban in Aurora. The legal logging companies are thriving here.
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