ORMOC CITY, July 20 (PNA) — Lake Danao Natural Park (LDNP), Ormoc’s top tourist drawer, offers a new attraction to visitors –- kayaking.
For the past few months, tourists have been enjoying the park’s beautiful scenery while sailing the lake’s turquoise water, thanks to five tandem kayaks given by the Department of Interior and Local Government (DILG).
The kayaks, measuring 14 feet in length, were financed by the Local Governance Support Program for Local Economic Development (LGSP-LED), a program funded by the Government of Canada.
They came with 10 paddles and 10 life vests with a total worth of P138,392.86.
DILG Undersecretary Austere A. Panadero, who chairs the LGSP-LED steering committee, and LGSP-LED Philippine Program Director Francisco E. Gentoral turned over the kayaks to Lake Danao Farmers Association last March to generate income for the aforementioned people’s organization.
The kayaks can be rented for P100 an hour for recreational purposes at the back of LDNP’s information building.
LDNP is a 2,193-hectare mountain resort located 2,130 feet above sea level and can be reached 18 kilometers from the downtown via a one-and-a-half-hour drive. (PNA)