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Lodi! Joy Belmonte admires Imee Marcos

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When it comes to tourism policies, Ilocos Norte Rep. Imee Marcos is an inspiration to Quezon City Vice Mayor Joy Belmonte.

Belmonte said she admired Marcos’ tourism development strategies that have significantly contributed to the province’s transformation as one of the top tourism destinations in the country.

“I was particularly interested in their cultural tourism policy where they provide incentives to their local artists and assistance packages to local and international movie producers who choose to shoot films in Ilocos Norte,” Belmonte said.

“As we know her province is one of the most popular tourist destinations in the country and she gave me a lot of input in crafting legislation to improve tourism here in Quezon City,” she added.

Belmonte said she intends to follow the policy of Marcos and pass a legislation granting incentives to local and international artists and film producers who will help promote her city.