The Tourism Industry Board Foundation, Inc. (TIBFI) conducted a Strategic Planning Session last March 22, 2016 at Department of Tourism, Makati City. It was attended by TIBFI’s Board Officers: Ms. Anabelle O. Moreno (Chairperson), Mr. Paul L. So (Deputy Chairperson), Ms. Ma. Christina G. Aquino (Secretary), Prof. Victoria Villegas (Alternate representative for Dean Miguela Mena, Treasurer), Dr. Gloria Baken Wong-Siy (Board Member), Mr. Hessel Larcia (Board Member), Ms. Eleonor Ogarte (Board Member), Mr. Arjun Shroff (Board Member), Ms. Marissa Gamurot (Advisory Board, TESDA), Dir. Rica Bueno (Advisory Board, DOT) and Ms. Arlene Alipio (Advisory Board, DOT).
Last Updated on Saturday, 14 May 2016 23:48
The 1st General Membership Meeting (GMM) of Tourism Industry Board Foundation, Inc. (TIBFI) was held on March 9, 2016 and was hosted by Technical Education and Skills Development Authority (TESDA). The GMM was attended by the official and alternate representatives of 14 out of 19 members of TIBFI.
Last Updated on Saturday, 14 May 2016 23:51
The academic year 2016-2017 marks the beginning of the K to 12 Transition Period for higher education. In light of this, the Commission has already published the guidelines related to the K to 12 Transition Program, beginning with the local scholarships for graduate education.
Another component of the Transition
Program is the Instruction, Research and Sectoral Engagement (IRSE) Grants, governed by the following CHED Memorandum Orders.
CMO No. 11, s. 2016
Guidelines for Delivery of Instruction, Research and Sectoral Engagement (IRSE) Grants under the K to 12 Transition Program
CMO No. 12, s. 2016
Implementing Guidelines for Civil Society
Partnerships under the Sectoral Engagements Component for the IRSE Grants
CMO No. 13, s. 2016
Implementing Guidelines for Industry Partnerships under the Sectoral Engagements Component for the IRSE Grants
CMO No. 14, s. 2016
Guidelines for Availing of Instruction, Research and Sectoral Engagement (IRSE) Grants under the K to 12 Transition Program
In line with this, there is currently a Call for Nominations for the IRSE Grants, following the Memorandum from the Chairperson dated 1 April 2016 - Call for Nominations for the IRSE Grants. Detailed in this memo is the working timeline of the grant implementation, as well as details and instructions for the application of HEI-initiated partnerships.
Last Updated on Saturday, 14 May 2016 21:17
As part of the preparations for the full implementation of the ASEAN MRA for Tourism Professionals, The Department of Tourism (DOT), Technical Educational Skills and Development Authority (TESDA) and Tourism Industry Board Foundation Incorporated (TIBFI) organized the 1st Batch of National Master Trainers and Master Assessors Training on Food Production. This was held last October 11 – 16, 2015 at Diamond Hotel, Manila.
The ASEAN Masters who conducted the training were Chef Julie Ann F. Mendoza and Chef Jesus Cuyco for the Master Trainers’ Training, while Chef Elena Rivera and Chef Jose Gabriel Prats conducted the Master Assessors’ Training.
Out of several nominees gathered nationwide, twenty-five (25) qualified candidates were selected from various schools and training centers from all over the country. Most of the candidates came from NCR, while the rest came from different regions like CAR, Central Luzon (Region III), CALABARZON (Region IV-A), Bicol Region (Region V), Western Visayas (Region VI), Eastern Visayas (Region VIII) and Davao Region (Region IX). The candidates were nominated by various regional TESDA offices, ASEAN Masters and DOT. To qualify, candidates needed to be TESDA certified, should have at least 5 years industry experience in food production, and must be computer literate. The candidates undertook various lectures, demonstrations, on Competency Based Training, Competency Based Assessment, and prepared their own portfolio during the six-days training to become a Master Trainer and Master Assessor on Food Production.
Last Updated on Sunday, 01 November 2015 07:38
The Hotel and restaurant Chefs Association of the Philippines (HRCAP) and LNA Management Group Corporation collaborated on their third year another successful culinary event. September 05, 2015- Food and Drinks Asia "Cooking Challenge 2015" featured the "4th Chef Bert Francisco Culinary Cup", with the theme: "ASEAN Cuisine", held recently, as a special event highlight in food and drinks Asia 2015 at the World Trade Center, Manila.
The Competition gathered together a new breed of the country's aspiring chefs from various schools which carry HRM and Culinary courses; technical schools and training centers in metro manila and nearby provinces. Each delegation competed to bring home the now coveted 4th Chef Bert Francisco Culinary Cup.
Last Updated on Friday, 16 October 2015 18:55
Tourism Industry Board Foundation
Room 203, DOT Building, TM Kalaw Street, Rizal Park, Manila
Telephone Number: +63 2 5257980 & +63 2 5361128 | Mobile Number: + 63 915 4144453
ASEAN Tourism Professional Registry System Trial Version
October 11, 2015
Dear TIBFI members
As part of the implementation of the ASEAN MRA for Tourism Professionals, the "trial" version of the ASEAN Tourism Professional Registry System (ATPRS) can now be accessed for review and comments. This was presented by the contracted agent to representatives of each ASEAN member state during a workshop in Bangkok last October 6 to 8, 2015.
The registry will have a database of Tourism professionals who have been assessed and certified by the Tourism Professional Certification Board (TPCB). In the Philippines, this function will be undertaken by TESDA. Aside from this, it will also have database of certified training institutions, ASEAN & National Master Trainers and Assessors. Resources such as the Common ASEAN Tourism Curriculum (CATC), the ASEAN Common Competency Standards for Tourism Professionals (ACCSTP) toolboxes, and other relevant materials.
In this regard, as a tourism stakeholder and a member of TIBFI, we would like to request you to review and comment on the test website. The link is http://goo.gl/forms/1gCEcmhiHL After visiting the site, please accomplish the feedback form using the link: ATPRS Feedback Form.
Last Updated on Tuesday, 13 October 2015 19:11
PINOY CHIKKA 2nd EDITION: SPORTS, ADVENTURE AND WELLNESS TOURISM SYMPOSIUM
Pacific Asia Travel Association (PATA) - Philippine Chapter would like to invite you and your members to attend our symposium dubbed as PINOY CHIKKA 2ND EDITION- Sports, Adventure and Wellness Tourism on July 22, 2015, 01:00 pm to 06:00 pm at the Function Hall 4 of the SMX Convention Center, Pasay City.
Our exciting line-ups of speakers and topics are as follows:
1. Standards for Sports Tourism Destination - Ms Cynthia Carrion-Norton (Former Tourism ASEC for Sports Tourism)
2. Marketing and Product Development - Patrick “Pato” Gregorio (Philippine Basketball Association Chairman)
3. Adventure Tourism - Ms Dyan Castillejo (TV Host Sports Unlimited and Commentator)
Last Updated on Sunday, 05 July 2015 12:13
Logos Hope gathers people: Connecting through onboard events
MV Logos Hope will be officially opened to public in Subic Bay on June 9, bringing along her 400 crewmembers from across the globe. The unique vessel offers both onshore and onboard events for people of all ages, in addition to its array of quality, affordable books.
Don’t miss out on the opportunity to meet with our international crew and join in the events, especially the International Night on June 12 taking place at Harbour Point Mall - an event to experience the big variety of cultures across the world.
Other special events that will happen on board are the Fun Night Café on June 21 and Board Game on June 28. Don’t miss the chance to have fun with family, enjoy fellowship with our international crewmembers, and learn some new games around the world!
Last Updated on Wednesday, 03 June 2015 04:15
The Congress is designed to be a venue of discussion for representatives from relevant government agencies, various tourism associations, the academe, the labor sector, human resource directors/managers of various tourism sub sectors/industries, tourism training institutions, public organizations and other entities involved in tourism human resource development. The aim is to harmonize all efforts and programs of stakeholders in the development of quality human resources.
Click here to view more photos of the 3rd Tourism Human Resources Congress 2015.
Last Updated on Tuesday, 07 April 2015 05:33
By: Monette Iturralde-Hamlin
Contributors: Putu Laksaguna, Ryan Sebastian, Anabelle Ochoa, Ma. Christina Aquino, Anton Diaz
March 23, 2015. After months of preparation, the 3rd Tourism HR Congress organized by the Tourism Industry Board Foundation, Inc. (TIBFI) was held at the SMX Convention Center in Davao City. I was honored to help as chair of the Programs Committee, and as a speaker for "Delivering on the M.I.C.E. Promise: It's More Fun in the Phillipines."
The well-attended congress was keynoted by Department of Tourism Sec. Ramon R. Jimenez, Jr. And of course, with Asec. Art Boncato as our Davao host, everything went well.
Kudos to TIBFI chairman Anabelle Ochoa and to the hardworking board consisting of Dean Ma. Christina G. Aquino of Lyceum representing the Council of Hotel & Restaurant Educators of the Philippines (COHREP), Dr. Miguela Mena of the University of the Philippines Asian Institute of Tourism, Paul So of Philippine Travel Agencies Association (PTAA), Daniel Edralin of the National Union of Workers in Hotels, Restaurant & Allied Industries (NU-WHRAIN-APL), DOT Director Maria Rica Bueno, TESDA Director Luz Victoria Amponin. Thanks too to Lady Razen Singson who led the Secretariat, and to Phoebe Areno, Marissa Gamuro, Leni Ugarte, Stephanie, Kevin and Brian who all pitched in to make the event a success.
Last Updated on Wednesday, 25 March 2015 22:09