Let’s start the year with something worthwhile. Among the many ways to encourage travel and tourism in the Philippines is providing information, principally on where to go, what to see and how to get there. Travel blogs, such as this visitpinas.com, could only do so much. The entity best equipped to let the world know about travel gems, hidden and not so hidden, is the local government itself. And the better way, if not the best way, of doing that is through a website.
We’re in the process of listing down the provinces, cities and municipalities through the Philippine archipelago, with the appropriate link to the website of each local government unit (LGU). However, as you can see from the list (click here), some LGUs have no website and some existing websites leave much to be desired.
To encourage and recognize the LGUs that took time and spent some amount to create a great website, perhaps it’s only fitting that we list the best ones. We’re trying to think of how to do that ourselves, which is no easy task so let’s do that in the future. In the meantime, here are the winners of the best websites (provincial, city and municipality categories) in the 10th Philippine Web Awards.
Municipality: San Rafael, Bulacan
Congratulations to the officials of these LGUs, as well as those who worked directly in creating/maintaining the websites. Now, let’s think of how to further recognize those LGU websites that put particular emphasis on travel and tourism. Suggestions are welcome. Thank you.