CARIGARA NEWS – Carigara Leyte Mayor Eduardo Cañega Ong is positive that the development of the municipality’s boulevard facing the Carigara Bay area into a baywalk will promote the town’s famous nightly barbecue stalls as a local tourism destination.
In a recent interview with the Visayan Business Post news team, Mayor Ong disclosed that his administration is trying to locally source at least P2 million for the development project which he hopes to finish soon. The mayor said that the LGU will also accept donations for some portions of the project, referring to seats and other structures for the promenade.
“Our plan is to transfer all barbecue stalls presently operating in the town’s sidewalks to a more appropriate space in a Manila-style baywalk complete with lights here in Carigara”, Ong said. At present, there are at least fourteen barbecue stalls operating at various side streets of this coastal town.
“The intention is to make the stalls more beautiful, organized and presentable, with the necessary sanitary conditions. Uniform stalls will be made for all the locators so that the visiting public will feel more comfortable”, the mayor added.
Carigara’s barbecue industry is one of the municipality’s many attractions. The town is also known for its knives and farm blades locally known as ‘sundang’ that are crafted by resident blacksmiths.