Legislator urges rescue plan for tourism sector | Inquirer News

Legislator urges rescue plan for tourism sector

/ 03:14 AM February 24, 2020

MANILA, Philippines — Surigao del Sur Rep. and Deputy Speaker Johnny Pimentel urged tourism and labor officials to draw up plans for thousands of Filipinos who could lose their employment as a result of the massive toll on the tourism sector by the COVID-19 outbreak.

The Philippines stands to lose as many as 1.2 million visitors from China this year due to the virus outbreak, Pimentel said.DJ Yap



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