The Sagay City government has launched an android mobile application and a booklet of the restaurants and coffee shops that will serve as a guide to the gastronomic offerings in the city.
“Where to Dine in Sagay City” booklet and mobile application was unveiled at the Sagay City Public Plaza on Thursday, September 22, that features 33 restaurants, coffee and refreshment shops, delicacy stores, and other go-to food parlors, a first of its kind in North Negros, a press release from the city said.
The unveiling was led by VIce Mayor Leo Rafael Cueva and Sangguniang Panlungsod Tourism Committee chairperson Arthur Christopher Marañon together with the City Information and Tourism Officer Helen Cutillar and City Information Techology Office Head Kenneth Ian Rivera and all the restaurant and coffee shop owners in the city.
The booklet and the mobile application features the list of most of the food establishments in the city, their locations, list of food offerings and refreshments, and contact number for delivery around Sagay.
Cueva said that this one-of-a-kind project will help the boost of the tourism industry in the city after the pandemic, adding that he has not seen a similar program in neighboring cities.
Marañon also said the through legislation, he will ensure that more projects on boosting the tourism industry will be made and this initiative of creating a directory of food establishments in the city is important as it showcases the variety of food offerings to the tourists when they visit Sagay.
Councilors Rodnel Delos Reyes, Ching Javellana, Chris Javelosa, Felisa Dela Cruz, Lura Javelosa, and Sherwin Sy, Executive Assistant Junjun Fuentesfina, City Engineer Jezreel Alingco, and representatives from Rotary Club of Sagay-Sinigayan also attended the program.
Donjie Espino, who spoke in behalf of Rotary Club of Sagay President Benson Fernandez, said that community development is one of the thrusts of their organization and pledged to continue supporting such programs to pursue growth in the city.
The creation of the restaurant and accommodation establishments was started by CITO and IT offices during the pandemic to help the owners recover from the toll of the health crisis through the campaign #RecoverTogether.
Video features and online campaigns were also done through the city’s social media platforms to help them in promoting their services to the Sagaynons and neighboring cities and towns.
After the booklet on restaurants and cafes, CITO also plans to create a directory for accommodation establishments in Sagay City*