boholselfie2-620x465LOBOC, Bohol—A police officer has urged local tourism officials to put up signs and designate photo stops at the famous man-made forest in this province after a tourist met an accident while taking a selfie with the forest in the background along the highway.
Insp. Joseph Lopena, police chief of Loboc town, said the accident involving a female tourist on Dec. 5 should serve as a reminder of the need to designate photo stops on the highway near the forest.
The man-made forest, a two-kilometer stretch of densely planted mahogany trees at the border of Loboc and Bilar towns, was part of a bigger reforestation project in 1947 started in response to deforestation.
The forest is along the highway that leads to the Chocolate Hills in Carmen town.
On Dec. 5, a 29-year-old female tourist from Muntinlupa City was hit by a car while taking a selfie.
Lopena said the tourist was sitting in front of a car to take selfie on the side of the highway and didn’t notice an approaching Toyota Innova that eventually hit her.



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