Iloilo lagoon closed to tourists for a month to allow recovery
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Tourists will be temporarily barred from visiting the Tangke lagoon, a popular destination in the northern part of Iloilo province, as local officials undertake measures to preserve the area. Mayor Siegfredo Betita of Carles town, through an executive order, said the saltwater lagoon would be closed to the public from Sept. 1 to Sept. 30 “to protect and preserve [its] natural beauty and to assist the natural recovery of the [site].” Betita said the closure was also a safety measure for tourists, amid the prevailing southwest monsoon (“habagat”), which could enhance waves and rain.
Burgos, N. P. Jr. (2019, September 3). Iloilo lagoon closed to tourists for a month to allow recovery. Philippine Daily Inquirer, p. A6.