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Philippine Tourism Forum in celebration of the 54th Founding Anniversary of ASEAN

23 August 2021

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

Dear Ms. Aquino,

We are pleased to inform you that in line with the celebration of the 54th Founding Anniversary of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN), the Philippine Department of Tourism (PDOT) is organizing a Philippine Tourism Forum with the theme: “ASEAN Tourism Towards Recovery and Resiliency” on 31 August 2021, 02:00 – 05:00 PM (GMT+8) via a virtual platform.

The forum aims to (1) serve as a platform to share best practices on the ASEAN member states’ tourism recovery efforts, and (2) share with tourism stakeholders the collective efforts of the ASEAN National Tourism Organizations (NTOs) towards Tourism Recovery in the region. It is expected to be attended by over five hundred (500) online participants from across the ASEAN, and resource speakers from the ASEAN NTOs and the ASEAN Secretariat.

In this regard, we are pleased to invite your organization to participate in the said forum. Interested participants may register through: Due to limited slots, unsuccessful registrants may also watch the livestream of the event at the official Facebook page of the DOT. Attached is the programme of activities, for reference.

Thank you and we look forward to having you join us in the forum.


Sincerely yours,


OIC-Undersecretary and
Head of National Tourism Organizations
Department of Tourism


Attachment: Programme of Activities

Attachment: Letter in PDF


HRAP Advisory

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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+63 2 9818500 ext 2799
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