The municipal government of Tboli has announced the temporary closure of Lake Holon to visitors beginning January 7, 2017.
In a memo issued on January 3, Tboli Mayor Dibu S. Tuan directed the local tourism unit to temporarily close to visitors the entrances going to Lake Holon starting January 7 until March 10, 2017.
"The local tourism economic industry was soaring high in 2016. For this, we wanted to conduct routine breathing time of the lake" stated in the memo addressed to Municipal Designated Tourism Officer Rodel Hilado.
During the period the following will be also conducted:
Training and refresher course of the frontline personnel
Rehabilitation of the facilities
Biodiversity assesment of the area
Dubbed as the "Crown Jewel of the South", Lake Holon is the 304-hectare crater lake of Mt. Melibingoy. The lake has been named as one of the cleanest inland body of water in the country and is now among the favorite tourist destinations in South Cotabato and SOCCSKSARGEN region.