The “Lakbay Jose Rizal @150,” a tourism heritage promotional campaign centered on our national hero, was opened yesterday led by Department of Tourism (DOT). In line with the campaign, the DOT also unveiled the Rizal Relief Map One-Stop Heritage Trail.
The Rizal campaign trail would allow the tourists to visit all Rizal sites, and have their Rizal passports stamped, to signify that they have visited the Rizal sites.
The first 100 tourists to visit all the Rizal sites, with a proof of the complete stamps, can present their passports to the National Historical Commission of the Philippines to win exciting tokens and a certificate of “Kalakbay ni Gat Jose Rizal.”
During yesterday’s launching, the guests had the chance to taste Rizal’s favorite dishes like sardenas secas tuyo, tinola, and pancit miki.
According to DOT Secretary Alberto Lim, “every Filipino should avail of this chance to get to know our national hero better, to learn from his experiences, and to appreciate the many significant places in his life.” He also said that “our foreign visitors are welcome to participate and share our pride.”
DOT expects a surge in the number of visitors at the Rizal Park, with the launching of the heritage promotional campaign on our national hero.