Fort Sta. Isabel

Fort Sta. Isabel

27 August 2015

The Third Week of August, 2015

Three very important events unfolded this week. On August 26, Atty. Minerva Morada, Regional Director of the Department of Tourism Region 4, arrived with her DPWH counterparts to discuss with Mayor Romy L. Salvame and Vice Mayor Christian Rodriguez details of the eventual turnover of two major road projects under the Tourism Road Infrastructure Project (TRIP) being undertaken by DOT in tandem with DPWH to improve accessibility between points with important tourism attractions. The two road projects are the Taytay to El Nido Road which covers about 65 kilometers and the Taytay Poblacion to Sandoval CLRodriguez Airport Road that is nearly 40 kilometers long.

Then on August 27/28 came the celebration of the Feast of Sta. Monica, the patron Saint of Taytay 's Catholic community. There was a night time procession on the main road leading to the church before the mass and cultural show which featured songs and dances as performed by people from different age groups and associations.

Early this morning, the PNP Municipal Police Station, under the command of Senior Inspector Analyn A. Palma, with full support coming from the Provincial Command under Senior Sup. Benjamin Acorda, Jr. who came all the way from Puerto Princesa City to attend, conducted the yearly Kontra Droga (Anti-Illegal Drug) Unity Run and Hataw activity. The municipal government officials and employees, headed by Hon. Mayor Romy L. Salvame, participated along with residents coming from the academe and other private and non-government groups.

26 August 2015

25 August 2015

The Municipality of Taytay, Palawan, under the governance and leadership of Hon. Romy L. Salvame has earmarked P3million to spend for tourism infrastructure projects for 2016, so that, once they are in place, should encourage tourism stakeholders to prepare and launch a strategic and effective advertising and promotion program to help jumpstart Taytay's tourism industry. One major activity like scuba diving tours and lessons should be enough to perk up interest among underwater enthusiasts to discover Taytay's marine environment. 
Facilities and amenities at  Lake Manguao, Palawan's largest fresh-water lake are also now being built to provide comfort and convenience to visitors.  There are many small but ideal places to stay for first-time, adventure seeking visitors. There are also several good local restaurants which specializes in seafood to eat at. For more information, contact: or call/text +639152602480 

22 July 2015

The Taytay-Palawan Scuba Divers Association recently conducted a Scuba diving course on July 18-22, 2015 for its first batch of new members with 13 of them completing the performance requirements for open water scuba diver certification. Training for the next batch of 14 members is being scheduled for July 29 - August 3, 2015. Incidentally, most of the participants are also members of PILAK-SAMA, a big Taytay fishermen's federation who, after getting enough knowledge and experience in the field of scuba diving tourism, should  then be able to participate in alternative livelihood opportunities that the industry offers.