NL TOURISM BUBBLE. Representatives from Pangasinan, La Union, Ilocos Sur and Ilocos Norte signed a memorandum of understanding with Mayor Benjamin Magalong of Baguio City at the Baguio Country Club on September 1 to create a “tourism bubble” for Northern Luzon, including the gradual opening of borders to local tourists. Magalong announced the tentative opening of Baguio to tourists starting on September 21. However, the city will only welcome local tourists from Region 1. The chief executives of the two Ilocos provinces said they are looking forward to the actualization of the program since tourism is one of the primary sources of revenue in their provinces. (photo by Rosalia See/Baguio PIO)