New tourism hub? Pia Cayetano eyes promoting Isabela as ‘gateway to north’

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Taguig City Rep. Pia Cayetano plans to promote Isabela as a tourist destination should she win the 2019 senatorial race.

Cayetano shared her plans for the province during her visit to the municipality of Cabatuan on Thursday.

“It would be an honor for me to promote Isabela by making it the gateway for the provinces in the North. Kasama ‘yan sa mga nasa agenda ko,” she said in an interview.

Isabela, which is the largest island in Luzon in terms of land area, is known for several natural attractions including mountain ranges, valleys, white sand beaches, and also a rich cultural heritage.

The province is a good stop for tourists who are interested in seeking peace and tranquility in historical churches, one of which is the St. Matthias Church in the town of Tumauini.

The structure is one of the country’s five Baroque churches submitted by the National Commission for Culture and the Arts to the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) and the World Heritage Centre.