The province through the Pangasinan Provincial Tourism and Cultural Affairs Office (PTCAO) welcomed participants of The Great Philippine Overland LOOP to Pangasinan on October 14.
They were on an epic-20-day overland adventure that circumnavigated the Philippines from September 24 to October 13.
The trip covers a total distance of approximately 6,500 kilometers, passing through more than half of the provinces of the country.
The journey highlights the stunning uniqueness of each destination in an aim to share and show the beauty of the Philippines and the hospitality of the Filipino.
It will be compiled and presented via a coffee table book, a website and a 4-part YOU TUBE(20 min. episode) series.
Moreover, they want to inspire enthusiasts, future adventurers including local and foreign tourists to explore and experience the Philippines through overlanding.
Pangasinan, as one of the expedition route, the overlanders were treated to a tour at the Banaan Pangasinan Provincial Museum with Lingayen Mayor Leopoldo Bataoil personally welcoming them to the province’s Capital town.
The group also had a glimpse of the pride of every Pangasinense — the province’s historic Capitol building and the world class Sison Auditorium. They also had the opportunity to see the bagoong factories, one of the province’s prime local products.
“Pangasinan is very relaxing. In terms of what you guys did for us, sobrang perfect siya na ending sa biyahe namin,” a publicist member of the group said.
(Chona C. Bugayong / Pangasinan PIO)