Manila, Jan. 9 -- Various local government units (LGUs) in Negros Occidental are working to develop more tourism-related initiatives in a bid to boost the local economy.

In Bago City, Mayor Nicholas Yulo said on Wednesday the agri-tourism sector has been providing the most number of livelihoods for the people of the southern Negros city.

"We are strengthening our agriculture and tourism sectors because we believe these will propel the city to improve the lives of its people," the mayor said.

Bago, as the province's top rice producer, yielding 20 percent of the total rice production of Negros Occidental, is scaling up its niche for organic farming. "As most tourists are now health-conscious, organic agriculture is a boon to the city's tou...