BAGAC, Bataan – A businessman who had been in the construction business for decades is now planning to transform Bagac town to a world-class tourism hub in Central Luzon if not in the whole country.
Ronnie del Rosario, a younger brother of Bagac newly-elected Mayor Ramil del Rosario, said plans are now afoot for the construction of world-class terminal for cruise ships in the coastal town of Bagac.
Del Rosario said a group of concerned beach resort owners in Bagac are joining top-caliber businessmen in the field of shipping and tourism industries to pursue the project. Bagac, the province’s largest in terms of land area, boast of white beaches and natural falls with scenic view of verdant forest.
Ronnie who did not show keen interest in politics like Ramil, owns the plush La Jolla Resort, located in the picturesque village overlooking the West Philippine Sea. It is now an accredited tourism destination by Department of Tourism.
In an interview last Thursday, Del Rosario said his group may join Goody Ilagan who built reputation in the cruise shipping industry, and Jerry Acuzar who is now known for putting up the Las Casas de Acuzar, also in Bagac.
“You know, ang Bagac ay pang-tourism talaga, yan ang thrust natin,” he pointed out.
It was not immediately known how much the project will cost. He, however, appealed to government agencies to help the beach resort owners by doing away with too much bureaucracy. He was referring to numerous requirements in the tourism industry to the burden of investors.