DILG Memorandum Circular No. 95-162: Tourism Councils and Other Tourism Promotion-Oriented Efforts
Republic of the Philippines
DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR AND LOCAL GOVERNMENT
EDSA corner Reliance St., City of Mandaluyong
02 OCTOBER 1995
T O : ALL PROVINCIAL GOVERNORS, CITY MAYORS, MUNICIPAL
MAYORS, DILG REGIONAL DIRECTORS AND OTHERS
SUBJECT : LOCAL TOURISM COUNCILS AND OTHER TOURISM
In line with Presidential instructions to improve tourism facilities and in furtherance of Section 17 of the Local Government Code as this pertains to local tourism initiatives, all local chief executives are encouraged to:
- organize a Tourism Council, if none is existing at the moment, composed of government and private sector representatives to: (a) formulate programs and recommendations to develop local tourism facilities and attractions tapping local resources and funds; (b) assist in the regulation and supervision of tourism-oriented establishments thereby ensuring wholesome and clean tourism activities; (c) assist in monitoring the implementation of the Local Government Code on the matter of licensing of tourism establishments in the locality to ascertain safe and enjoyable stay of travelers; and
- strictly enforce sanitary standards in public restrooms frequented by public utility vehicles and tourist transport services, i.e. gasoline stations, restaurants along main highways and bus stops.
All DILG Regional Directors are hereby directed to see to it that this Memorandum Circular is effectively disseminated to LGUs within their jurisdiction and to provide technical support on the matter, as appropriate and upon request.
For the information and guidance of all concerned.