PAGUDPUD, Ilocos Norte (September 13) – The local government of Pagudpud, Ilocos Norte now strictly prohibits residents along the national highway to hang their laundries in front of their houses.
Mayor Maja Sales explained that the municipal council had passed a municipal ordinance to this effect as it was observed that hanging of laundry clothes has become an eye sore to tourists and visitors.
She added that many tourists going to the various white beaches here had muni observed this common practice of the residents.
Critics, however, castigated this move of the municipal council and the Mayor on the ground that it violates the right of a person.
Sales said the ordinance aims to spur tourism development in Pagudpud, hence, it is just appropriate to remove any eyesores from tourists’ sight.