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Dauin targets revenue hike

Mayor Neil Credo of Dauin, Negros Oriental said the town aims for an increase in revenues this year, mostly from the town’s thriving tourism industry.

Dauin is the host municipality of the internationally famed dive destination, Apo Island, and has the most number of beach resorts in the province totaling 14, Credo added.

Credo also said Dauin earned more than P12 million in 2010 and it hopes to increase this by at least P1 million this year.

Of last year’s total revenues, the Dauin marine reserves contributed P5 million to P6 million from user’s fees and similar collections, he said.

Dauin is also undertaking development plans for the Baslay Hot Springs in Brgy. Baslay in Dauin as another tourist destination.

An ordinance, patterned after the Lake Balanan Development Authority, is now with the Provincial Board for approval of the creation of the Baslay Hot Springs Development Authority, Credo said.

Meanwhile, Credo lauded the Philippine National Police for identifying the police station in Dauin as the pilot area in Central Visayas for a refresher course for its police personnel.

The training, that ends Friday, includes among other training modules, crisis incident management, such as responding to hostage-taking situations, terrorist attacks and bomb threats, arrest, search and seizure procedures, and even communication skills lectures.*JFP

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