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By: Eleanor Valeros | Published Thursday, July 23, 2020
The Executive Order 20-A issued by Gov. Gwen Garcia on Thursday, July 23 sets the protocols and guidelines to be followed as Cebu’s tourist destinations reopen. (Junjie Mendoza)

Canyoneering in Badian and in Alegria will each cater to only 300 visitors or a total of 600 persons daily in consonance with mandatory health protocols and guidelines stipulated in Executive Order 20-A signed by Governor Gwendolyn Garcia on July 23.

Each group will have five visitors and two trained guides who will be equipped with a two-way radio aside from complete uniform and proper hygienic safety gears. One group must engage in the activity in a seven-minute interval from the other. 

Whale shark (butanding) watching in Oslob will serve 1,000 persons only daily. Visitors in their own groups must not be mixed with the other groups in the boat.

As for diving in Moalboal, 47 operators are set to arrive at a consensus on a uniformed rate and the number of diving enthusiasts they can cater daily.

"Mao ra man nang dagata, mao ra sad na nga sardine run. So di na lang maglainlain og rate. Ato na lang nang i-uniform," Garcia said in her virtual presser last July 23.

As for motorboat operators in Moalboal, their license to operate is extended until November 15. 

No walk-ins are allowed in the resumption of tourism-related activities in the Province of Cebu. An online booking portal is under construction which will use money transfers as payment platform.

The activities are open to residents of the Province of Cebu for the meantime.

The visitors will be issued an RFID bracelet or radio-frequency identification bracelet which also serves as an e-wallet.

RFID refers to a technology whereby digital data encoded in RFID tags or smart labels are captured by a reader via radio waves. (Eleanor Valeros)