The Department of Tourism (DOT) extends its sincerest condolences to the bereaved family and friends of Gaia Trimarchi.
Tourism Secretary Bernadette Romulo – Puyat has given the instruction to extend DOT’s full assistance and provide swift response to urgent matters pertaining to the incident such as measures ensuring the safety and security of tourists in the region.
An advisory regarding preventive steps and emergency response has been issued to all stakeholders in the region.
All our regional directors are likewise currently meeting to discuss ways in further improving engagement with all LGU leaders in tourism sites in creating a safe and secure environment for our visitors.
This is in constant pursuit of our mandate to act as the primary planning, programming, coordinating, implementing and regulatory agency in promoting and developing tourism in the Philippines