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3rd Tourism Human Resources Congress 2015


Taken at SMX Convention Center, SM Lanang, Davao City,  March 23, 2015The 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.

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Event Goals

The goal of the Congress is to support the achievement of the following:

  • To harmonize all efforts and programs of stakeholders in the development of equally human resources;
  • Enhancement of mechanisms, systems, and procedures of local, national, non-government units and private sectors when using human resources as a tourism development strategy;
  • To design the Congress in providing relevant and practical information on topics related to tourism human resources; and
  • To organize the Congress that will target at least 500 participants composed primarily of local government executives and officials of local and national tourism offices.

The participants are managers, directors of various tourism industry; LGUs including the major and staff of different regions all over the Philippines; deans, administration and faculty of the academic institutions, heads and members of tourism associations’ concerned government agencies, DOT Regional Directors; TESDA Regional Directors; Mass Media; Members of the Labor Sector and Students.

TIBFI Congress Committee

  • Ms. Anabelle O. Moreno, Over-all Chairman
  • Mr. Paul Lim So, Logistics Committee Chair
  • Dean Ma. Christina G. Aquino, Registration Committee Chair
  • Dean Miguela M. Mena, Ways and Means Committee Chair
  • Ms. Monette Hamlin, Programs Committee Chair
  • Stephannie Trongcoso, Davao Secretariat Staff
  • Ms. Lady Razen SD. Singson, Over-all Secretariat
  • Dir. Rica Bueno, Adviser, Dir., Office of Tourism Standards and Regulation (DOT)
  • Ms. Arlene Alipio, OIC, Standards Development Division (DOT)
  • Ms. Phoebe Areno, DOT
  • Mr. Daniel Edralin, Adviser - NUWHRAIN-APL
  • Mr. Ramon de Leon, Adviser - NUWHRAIN- APL
  • Ms. Eleonor Ogarte, Adviser - NUWHRAIN-APL
  • Dir. Luz Amponin, OIC Director III - Qualifications and Standards (TESDA)
  • Ms. Ma. Isabel Gamurot, Qualifications and Standards (TESDA)

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: Carla Co

Contact Information

Tourism Industry Board Foundation Inc.


University of the Philippines - Asian Institute of Tourism
Commonwealth Avenue, Diliman, Quezon City, Philippines

  +63 (2) 981-8500 local 2799
  +63 966 556-7600

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