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MOA on agri-tourism project in Antique inked

Efforts to further develop an agri-tourism project in San Remigio town get a boost with the signing of an amended memorandum of agreement (MOA) between the Antique provincial government and the University of Antique (UA).

The MOA was signed by Gov. Rhodora J. Cadiao and UA President Dr. Victor E. Navarra for the Padlusan Adventure Park in Sitio Padlusan Barangay Tubudan on Tuesday.

The MOA signing was witnessed by UA Dean College of Agriculture Forestry and Food Service-Hamtic Campus Glenda B. Mabaquiao and Antique provincial veterinarian Dr. Romeo Magdato.

Even before the MOA signing, a zipline, worth PHP4 million and spanning 616 meters, is already being constructed at the Padlusan Adventure Park that will be opened for tourists and guests who would like to have side trips during the Palarong Pambansa on April 23-29.

Dr. Navarra said that the Board of Regents of UA are happy because of the additional development being put up in the university’s 20-hectare lot in San Remigio.

The lot is already being utilized by the Antique provincial veterinary office for its livestock breeding and production center as per a MOA signed between the two parties in 2012.

But because of the additional development by the provincial government designating it as the “Padlusan Adventure Park,” the amended MOA was signed yesterday.

In the amended MOA, an additional 5,000 square meters would be utilized as parking space for visitors.

According to Dr. Magdato, they are also planning to have a horse riding activity there.

He added that the municipality of San Remigio, known as the province's “Little Baguio” for its cold climate, has also plenty of cultivated vegetables and fruits that could be seen up from the zipline aside from the beautiful mountain ranges. (PNA) AMBARCEBAL