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Planning the 2017 activities: in focus - the 4th TIBFI HR Congress!

The new TIBFI board held a meeting last May 2, 2017 at the Department of Tourism, Makati. The meeting focused on the planning of the 4th TIBFI HR Congress to be scheduled on the 3rd week of September 2017 at Iloilo Convention Center, Iloilo City.

The 4th TIBFI Human Resource Congress focuses on the training and development of human resources as well as a discussion of issues and factors that influence entrepreneurship and employment in tourism firms. Four days in length, the event will feature 3 main activities: (1) A re-training program on tourism skills for assessors and trainors, (2) MRA awareness and toolbox immersion programs, and (3) a full-day congress that discusses management practices on human resources that lead to sustainable outcomes. Pre- and post-conference tours will also be offered to participants.

4th TIBFI HR Congress - Planning Session - Photo 14th TIBFI HR Congress - Planning Session - Photo 2

The working committees are as follows:

  • Conference Chairman - Dr. Edieser Dela Santa, UPAIT
  • Logistics Committee - Head: Paul Lim So, PTAA
  • Marketing Committee -  Head:  Anabelle Moreno, AHRM
  • Registration Committee - Head: Ma Christina Aquino, HRAP
  • Ways and Means Committee - Head: Dr Glo Baken Wong-Siy, AAHRMEI
  • Programs Committee - Head: Monette Hamlin, PACEOS
  • TESDA Retooling Committee - Head: Ma Christina Aquino, HRAP


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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