THE Philippine Tourism Authority (PTA) is pouring in an additional P10-million for the ongoing Lasang Secret Adventure project.
Located inside the 1,300-hectare Initao National Park, the first phase of the project consisted of five-span canopy walk, 80-foot spiral staircase, 100-meter boardwalk and 100-meter zip-line and these were opened to the public in August last year during an inaugural program.
The Provincial Government has already invested about P7.6 million to the project. Accordingly, the total project cost for the full development of Lasang would be about P40 million.
Misamis Oriental Governor Oscar Moreno expects the entire Lasang Secret Adventure project, with the major components and expansion, to be completed within this year. These include the construction of a complex for a restaurant, coffee shop, business center, function rooms, dormitory, parking spaces and other amenities.
Conceptualized in September 2008, the development of the 50.58-hectare Lasang Secret Adventure project is predominantly characterized by century-old and naturally-grown Talisay trees where various types of endangered animals, birds and plant species thrive.
Pabayo, a former Department of Tourism (DOT) regional director who now heads a task force for the Lasang Secret Adventure, said the project is a jointly being undertaken by the Provincial Government of Misamis Oriental, DOT, and Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR).
She said the United Architects of the Philippines (UAP) through architects Richard Tan and Ma. Linda Escaba, as well as the De Oro Mountain Explorers (Dome) through Jerome Garcia and Aye Navarro has been involved in designing and the installation of the vertical and horizontal structures of the Lasang Secret Adventure.
The project area covers portions of Initao’s Barangay Tubigan and Libertad’s Barangay Gimanlayan, on the left side if one is headed to the west and opposite to the so-called Initao-Libertad Protected Landscape and Seascape on the right. (MisOr PPO)
portion of article from Sun Star CDO