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Tourism Sectoral Consultation: Preparing for the Conduct of the National Job Summit 2021 in Accordance with the NERS 8-Point Agenda

23 March 2021

Tourism Industry Board Foundation, Inc. (TIBFI)
Planning and Development Office
Lyceum of the Philippines University
Intramuros, Manila, PH

Dear Ms. Aquino:

In accordance with the National Employment Recovery Strategy 2021-2022, the Department of Tourism, as member of the NERS Task Force, will be conducting the Tourism Sectoral Consultation in preparation for the conduct of the National Job Summit 2021 in accordance with the NERS 8-point agenda.

The Tourism Sectoral Consultation aims to gather sectoral perspectives on how industries are dealing with the pandemic, what their preparations are as the government re-opens the economy, and what the government can do to support them. Also, the sectoral consultation endeavors to gather commitments from industries to create employment opportunities to help the economic recovery efforts of the Government.

To ensure a whole-of-society approach, the DOT will be inviting representatives from the DOT regional offices, national tourism associations, regional tourism associations and tourism stakeholders from the following sectors: accommodation, travel and tours, tourist transport, MICE, and other tourism related establishments. The results of the Sectoral Consultation will then be presented during the Pre-Summit for Employers on 16 April 2021 and on the National Job Summit at the Malacañang Palace on 01 May 2021.

In view of the foregoing, we would like to invite you, the Board Members and/or Officers to attend the upcoming TOURISM SECTORAL CONSULTATION scheduled on 8 April 2021.

Please register using this link.

Should you have any clarification, you may coordinate with Ms. Drew Bautista from the office of undersigned at email

Thank you.

Very truly yours,


Assistant Secretary
Human Capital and Industry Manpower Development

Cc: Undersecretary Roberto P. Alabado III, TRCRG




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Board of Trustees (2019 - 2021)

Ms. Ma. Christina Aquino
Hotel and Restaurant Association of the Philippines (HRAP)

Ms. Anabelle Ochoa Moreno
Association of Human Resources Managers in the Hospitality Industry (AHRM)
Vice Chairman

Ms. Tinette Capistrano
Philippine Association of Convention/ Exhibition Organizer and Suppliers, Inc. (PACEOS)

Dr. Gloria Baken Wong- Siy
Association of Administrators in Hospitality Hotel and Restaurant Management Educational Institutions (AAHRMEI)

Mr. Elieser Casas
Philippine Travel Agencies Association (PTAA)

Mr. Hessel Larcia
National Union of Workers in Hotels, Restaurant and Allied Industries (NUWHRAIN- SENTRO)
Public Relations Officer

Board Trustees

Mr. Daniel Edralin
Ms. Eleonor Ogarte
National Union of Workers in Hotels, Restaurant and Allied Industries (NUWHRAIN- SENTRO)

Ms. Fe Yu
Philippine Tour Operators Association (PHILTOA)

Board of Advisers

Assistant Secretary Maria Rica C Bueno
Director Rowena Lu Y. Montecillo
Ms. Arlene Alipio
Department of Tourism (DOT)

Executive Director Imelda Taganas
Executive Director Susan Dela Rama
Ms. Ma. Isabel Gamurot
Technical Education Skills Development Authority

Dr. Edieser Dela Santa
University of the Philippines
Asian Institute of Tourism (UP AIT)

Secretariat: Lawrence Castro

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Tourism Industry Board Foundation Inc.

University of the Philippines - Asian Institute of Tourism
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