PEACE AND ORDER ISSUES: ITS IMPACT TO THE TOURISTS IN LAKE SEBU, SOUTH COTABATO
ROWENA A. ARTILLO
A Thesis Outline Submitted to the Department of Tourism Management, College of Human Ecology and Food Sciences, University of Southern Mindanao, Kabacan, Cotabato in Partial Fulfillment Of the Requirements for the Degree of BACHELOR OF SCIENCE IN TOURISM MANAGEMENT
provide information to tourism customers conscious concerning the environment.CHAPTER I
Background of the Study The Philippines is considered one of the most amazing and fascinating tourist destinations of the world due to its wide range of varied charms which enthralls the tourists from all over the world. voluntary recognition schemes i. world-class diving spots and unique wildlife and many other attractions. In order to stimulate reduction of these impacts. Many countries are now dependent on this sector for foreign
. Philippines offer a wide array of entertainment to cast a spell on its visitors with its beautiful scenic islands. amazing volcanoes. nature lovers. exotic beaches. (Filimonau.e. ecolabels and certification programmer have been introduced to motivate tourism businesses to improve their environmental performance. romantic couples and adventure seekers from different parts of the world visit their favorite destination in Philippines. 2005) The contribution of the same industry to the world economy is considerable. encourage more sustainable practices and patterns in this branch of economy. Every year. Tourism is an industry with considerable environmental and social impacts.
Peace and order is an essential ingredient to maintaining economic development. forest product (bamboo. social order and political stability. Lake Sebu is a 2nd class municipality in the province of South Cotabato.´ The current situation of tourism shows that it is important for all the actors of tourism to promote tourism in a sustainable way not only for the noble aim of genuine love for humanity or symbiosis of human beings and nature. rattan) and abaca handicraft renowned as T'nalak. Tourists are generally sensitive to events of war. the summer and the eco-Cultural Center of South Cotabato.currency earnings. but also for their pleasure and sustainable business profits. It is further shown off
. Almost all the people seem to agree the proposition that ³peace is an essential precondition travel and tourism and all aspects of human growth and development´ (Satani. 2004). generates more employment opportunities and attracts more tourists (peace and order. 2004). and is the major producer of tilapia. They avoid visiting places with a negative image and ³easily switch to another destination´ when they find there is no peace in their destination. Philippines. Every destination country is trying to achieve more gain by developing this industry. It is a reflection of the unique cultural identity and ethnicity of the province. Lake Sebu is blessed with marvelous natural scenic spots and wildlife resources with unique cultural communities. A condition of peace and order facilitates the growth of investments. Tourism is ³a very fragile industry which requires peace and tranquility in order to exist and flourish. terrorism and political violence because ³such events jeopardize a relaxed and unconcerned holiday.
determine the demographic profile of the respondents. Specifically this study aims to: 1. South Cotabato. in a local perspective. this study was conceived and will be conducted.
Significance of the Study The results and findings of the study will be significant to the local government unit of Lake Sebu. As a result. Thus. Lake Sebu Local Tourism office and allied
. 3. determine the impact of peace and order to the tourists. visiting its Lakes. its one-of-a-kind resorts.during its Helobung Festival that showcases the different arts. waterfalls and natural sceneries.
Objectives of the Study The general objective of the study will determine the impact of peace and order issues to the tourists in Lake Sebu. (Jakir. evaluate the level of peace and order in Lake Sebu. culture. sports and other tribal activities of the T'bolis. dissemination of information on travel and tourism-related peace and order are highly important. 2. Perhaps the tourist wants to know other related information of his/her visit to make the same safe. secured and enjoyable. It is a wonderful tourist destination as thousands of visitors here and abroad considered it a must-see paradise because of its cool weather. 2006) Furthermore. the researcher wanted to know the impact of peace and order situations of Lake Sebu to the local and international tourists.
. results could also be beneficial to some researches who will conduct a similar study in the future.South Cotabato particularly in the three resorts in the area: Merl Garden resort and Punta Isla Lake resort and how these issues affect the tourists.
Expected Output This study expects to achieve the following output: 1.
Place and Time of the Study This study will be conducted in the municipality of Lake Sebu. Findings could also be beneficial to managers. 3. to evaluate the level of peace and order in Lake Sebu . business owners and investors as their bases for putting up or expanding their investments in Lake Sebu.
Scope and Limitation of the Study This study will focus on the peace and order issues in Lake Sebu. Philippines within the months of July 2011 to November 2011.agencies on their policy making on peace and order in Lake Sebu. to determine the impact of peace and order to the tourists.South Cotabato. to determine the demographic profile of the respondents. Furthermore. 2. South Cotabato.
Influx means the flowing in or arrival of large number of tourists in the area. Peace and order refers to the society or the relationship that is operating harmoniously and without violent conflict at Lake Sebu ang generally.Operational Definition of Terms For a clearer understanding of tihe study. South Cotabato. Satisfaction refers to the contentment. South Cotabato. Impact means the status of the tourism industry of Lake Sebu due to the peace and order issues in the area. during and after their stay at the resorts at Lake Sebu. Tourist refers to the person visiting Lake Sebu specifically the resorts in the municipality for travel and pleasure. the following key terms are defined operationally: Accommodation places refer to the two resorts chosen as place of the study at Lake Sebu. Peace and Order issues pertain to the concerns of the Local Government Unit and residents of Lake Sebu as to peace and order. convenience and the feeling of free from harm of the tourists before.
. based on the number of tourists visiting the place and the level of satisfaction of the tourists. the entire province of South Cotabato.