TUBOD, Lanao del Norte – The Provincial Government of Lanao del Norte, through the Provincial Tourism Office, distributed cash and rice assistance to 56 tourism service providers/workers affected by the closure of Tinago Falls, a major tourism destination situated in the Municipality of Linamon.
Due to the continuous moderate to heavy rains caused by a low-pressure area last March 6, 2022, it made devastating effects on some structures in the municipality, including Tinago Falls. The concrete stairs leading to the falls were eroded due to a landslide, which damaged almost half of the structure. Additionally, some of the pipelines and electrical connections were missing, which had an impact on the local water system.
This natural occurrence caused Tinago Falls to be temporarily closed, affecting the community’s source of living for 9 months now.
Each of the individuals/families received P2,000 and one sack of rice (50kg) each.
“To help boost Tinago Falls back as a top tourist destination in the province, the Provincial Government of Lanao del Norte and LGU – Linamon, initiated recovery programs to enable Tinago Falls become once again a major tourist destination,” Alerma Grace Yurong-Montañez, Provincial Tourism Officer said.
Currently, the Local Government Unit of Linamon is on the process of accomplishing the repair/reconstruction of the trail leading to Tinago Falls. PIO-LDN