Thursday, 07 June 2012 15:12
Discovery Zamboanga's newest discovery is the Fantasyland of Dapitan City --oftenly described as the Disneyland of the Philippines.
Fantasyland is the only theme park and recreational center in Visayas and Mindanao with state-of-the-art facilities. It sits a 4-hectare business complex called Gloria de Dapitan (Dapitan City's Glory).
Ma. Consuelo Locop, Fantasyland general manager, told Discovery Zamboanga that Fantasyland was just a dream of Jalosjos seven years ago. But now it's a reality as Fantasyland recently marked its 3rd year anniversary.
Ms. Locop disclosed that Fantasyland has at least 14 marketing offices that bring foreign and domestic tourists to the local version of the country's disneyland with 24 tourist buses operating all over Mindanao and Visayas.
"Sir Nonong is really a man of vision. This Fantasyland was just a dream he
conceptualized even while in prison cell and he told us that he wanted to build a theme park that would have everything," Locop pointed out.
Discovery Zamboanga, a local group of development communicators headed by its executive director Prof. Bong Bue started covering tourism spots and potentials in Zamboanga Peninsula, was accompanied to a tour to Dapitan City by a non-government organization called Zamboanguenos for the Transformation of Zamboanga (ZTZ) represented by Ed Fernandez.
ZTZ was recently organized in Zamboanga City by former Zamboanga del Norte congressman Romeo "Nonong" Jalosjos, the brain behind the establishment of the said business and leisure park --Gloria de Dapitan. Jalosjos, who announced he will run for mayor in Zamboanga City in 2013, recently declared that he will transform the city into a "Tourism Zone of the south."
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