‘Padyak’ to open tourism business in Ilagan City – Manila Bulletin

CITY OF ILAGAN, Isabela – This town gets busier this Saturday as hundreds of bikers are expected to join the “Padyak Galak Para sa Turismo”, which will kick off the highly anticipated opening of the event. tourist here this month.

Paul Bacungan, information officer here, pointed out that the Ilagan city government has taken the initiative to organize cycling events through the city’s Tourism Office in accordance with the reopening of the tourism.

The town of Ilagan boasts of excellent scenery which attracts local and foreign visitors, but tourism in the town has suffered significantly due to the Covid-19 pandemic.

The Padyak Galak for Tourism (Fun Bike Rides) is free and will be held on Saturday, March 26, 2022.

The program will start in the morning at Mammangi Park (Ilagan Promenade) next to DBP.

The first 100 participants who arrive on March 26 will receive free t-shirts, although there are plenty of other goodies up for grabs at the event which will be open to all bikers, men and women, in and out of town, provided that they are fully vaccinated.

The type of bike is not limited to mountain bike and road bike and riders must wear appropriate attire/equipment for the activity.

Participants must complete a registration and waiver form to be delivered to the town’s tourist office.

Some of the major tourist attractions in Ilagan City include Barangay Santa Victoria Shrine, Ilagan Japanese Tunnel, and Butaka Shrine.

The sanctuary is where you can also find the Santa Victoria Caves as well as the Pinzal Falls.

The Japanese Ilagan Tunnel is a war tunnel that was part of a military base built by the Japanese to serve as their soldiers’ headquarters during World War II.

It is in the village of Santo Tomas and is one of the few remaining tunnels in the province.

Butaka Shrine is where the largest “butaka” is located and it has been awarded the Guinness Book of World Records as the largest chair in the world. It is 11.6 feet tall, 20.8 feet long, and 9.8 feet wide

“Butaka” means a chair with a long armrest or we know it as our grandparents’ rocking chair.



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