In the next 3 years, Lapu mayor plans to revive tourism sector

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Re-elected Lapu-Lapu City Mayor Junard Chan hopes “to restore the tourism glory that we once had.”

“We are optimistic, that with a Cebuana at the helm of the Tourism Department in the person of Incoming Secretary Christina Garcia Frasco, the much needed boost to help revitalize tourism, is not far from sight,” Chan said in a speech after he took his oath of office last Monday.

Lapu-Lapu City Executive Judge Joseph Stephen Ignacio administered his oath of office. (

As the city slowly recovers from the Covid-19 pandemic, the mayor said his administration will put emphasis towards revitalizing tourism.

“Being a tourism city, our economy is largely dependent on tourist arrivals. With the closure of hotels, resorts and other tourism-related establishments leaving thousands jobless, our management skill has been put to test. The pandemic has left me with an entire city to feed,” he explained.

Meanwhile, Chan said that his success in the recent elections is evidence of his capable leadership, stellar record, and accomplishments during the previous three years of his first term.