Ilocos Norte Tourism Office shuts tourist sites and facilities, advises visitors to stay indoors due to ‘Lawin’

LAOAG CITY — The Ilocos Norte Tourism Office has advised all visitors to temporarily refrain from visiting Ilocos Norte’s major tourism attractions as Tropical Cyclone Warning Signal No. 4 is now hoisted over the province due to Typhoon Lawin (International Name Haima).

In a local travel advisory addressed to local government units and private tourism stakeholders in the province, Ian Raquel, Supervising Tourism Operations Officer, said tourist spots like the Kapurpurawan Rocks Formation in Burgos, Malacanang of the North in Laoag, Presidential Center in Batac and other Marcos Heritage Trail facilities, Arte Luna Gallery, Pagudpud beach park, sand dunes and other government-owned tourism facilities will be closed until further notice.

Going to the beach and other high risk areas for swimming, hiking and trekking are also not recommended as of this time.

As Typhoon Lawin is now slowly being felt in the province with light to moderate rains, the Laoag International Airport has already announced flight cancellations until Friday, October 20.