TIEZA formally opens TEZ Office and Tourist Information Center in San Vicente, Palawan.
TIEZA by the way is a government agency created by virtue of R.A. 9593 or the
Tourism Act. TIEZA is also in charge of travel tax collection.
You can reach its central office at its new trunk line numbers (02) 249-5900 to 79.
The TIEZA Central Office address is located at 6th and 7th floors, Tower 1,
Double Dragon Plaza, DD Meridian Park, Macapagal Avenue corner EDSA Extension, Bay Area, Pasay City, 1302.
The San Vicente Flagship Tourism Enterprise Zone (FTEZ) in Palawan is the newest eco-town in the Philippines. The TIEZA TEZ Office and the Tourist Information Center in the FTEZ are set to be inaugurated and turned over to the Municipality of San Vicente on October 28, 2018.
The markers for the newly inaugurated buildings were unveiled, followed by the
formal turn-over of the TIC to the Municipality of San Vicente. The event was
attended by the Provincial Government of Palawan, the Municipal Government of
San Vicente, various national government agencies (NGAs), tourism enterprise
owners, and other stakeholders.
“This (San Vicente Flagship TEZ) will be the model of sustainability and
inclusiveness”, said TIEZA Chief Operating Officer Pocholo Paragas, who led the
inauguration and turn-over ceremony.
The construction of the TEZ Office and TIC began in 2016. Now, the two buildings
are officially open to tourists and visitors.
Both located in Barangay New Agutaya, the TEZ Office and TIC are among the support infrastructure projects of TIEZA for the San Vicente Flagship TEZ.
The TEZ Office will serve as TIEZA’s on-site office and as a link between and among the Municipal Government of San Vicente, the Department of Tourism (DOT), property owners and operators of private enterprises, and other stakeholders.
The TIC will be the first stop for tourists and visitors where vital information
will be provided for their stay in San Vicente, such as the accessible facilities,
stations, establishments, and activities within the Flagship TEZ.
“Five years ago, it was very difficult to get here. You had to take a private
plane or fly to Puerto Princesa and drive for five hours,” said Atty. Joy Bulauitan
in closing the event.
TIEZA Officer-In-Charge – Assistant Chief Operating Officer for Administration
and Finance Atty. Joy Bulauitan was nostalgic as she reminisced how five years
ago the San Vicente Flagship TEZ was just an idea and how the local and national
governments worked together to implement the vision.
The San Vicente Flagship TEZ, known for its 14.7-kilometer long unbroken stretch
of pristine beach, is the newest eco-town in the Philippines. It is envisioned
to be an environmentally and socially sustainable tourist destination that will
be a catalyst for inclusive economic growth through public and private partnerships. (TIEZA)