The Bohol Standard - Why Bohol's Chocolate Hills was deleted off the list of nominees in the current search for New Seven Wonders of the World, local officials and tourism stakeholders here want to know.
Several Boholanos presumed that it could be a nasty job of a computer hacker.
To compound the problem, not only is Bohol's Chocolate Hills off the list of nominees, it also could not be re-nominated either.
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Vice Governor Julius Caesar Herrera steered the SP to make a formal communication to the Department of Tourism to ask for enlightenment on the matter, reports said.
Provincial Tourism Council chairman Peter Dejaresco tapped all lines in calling the Tourism Department (DOT) and the United Nations Educational Scientific and Cultural Organization to ask why the de-listing of the wondrous hills from the nominees to the new seven world wonders list happened.
Wanting answers, Bohol Sangguniang Panlalawigan (SP) Tourism Committee Chair and Board Member Ester Corazon Galbreath prodded the provincial lawmakers to launch an appeal to the search organizers. She said the organizers should explain how Bohol's marvelous Chocolate Hills and Mayon Volcano were deleted from the list.
Bohol First District Representative and House Tourism Committee Chair Edgar Chatto, upon knowing about the incident said in interviews that he would personally lead a Congressional inquiry as to why it also happened.
The Chocolate Hills was just recently nominated and saw a dramatic climb from nowhere to number 6th last week.
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