The COVID-19 pandemic had hit the local tourism sector hard not just in Maitum, but the entire country. In a bid to breathe life into the industry and to alleviate the economic impact of the pandemic on tourism, the Local Government Unit of Maitum, through the Municipal Mayor, Hon. Alexander Bryan B. Reganit, have begun reopening all local tourist destinations in the Municipality of Maitum, Province of Sarangani. Mayor Bryan also pushed stringent guidelines on new health and safety standards and emphasized that the reopening will be under the “new normal” policies.
All tourist destinations will now cater locals and residents from all over Region 12 only from ages 21 to 59. Outside Region 12 tourists are still not yet allowed. Municipal Health Officer, Dr. Junnie Basmillo was also tasked to provide all Barangay Captains the lists of high risk areas in Mindanao for reference checking.
Establishment owners were urged to strictly observe minimum number of tourists to ensure social distancing and still implement no mask no entry policy.