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
AN INVITATION TO EXCEL
Hernando O. Castillo | Mindanao Times | March 04, 2015
IN MY FORMER favorite restaurant for crispy pata, my friends and I told the manager that the crispy pata was far from crispy and the imbao soup served had plenty of shells but many meat parts were missing. Her reaction? She just asked if the service was good. Ouch. She neither offered an apology nor replacement for the awful things they call food in that resto in a mall. It’s the same restaurant where we found a dead insect in the pinakbet last year (at least, the then manager replaced it).
How come that the pretty manager insinuated that the service was good despite the bungling in the kitchen? For patient and forgiving customers like us, vowing to never set foot again in that place was enough. We didn’t demand for an explanation, apology, or replacement.
If that beautiful manager is reading this, I’m inviting her and the owner of the restaurant to improve their skills by attending relevant training programs and conferences.
Last Updated on Tuesday, 10 March 2015 03:23
Take your palate on a culinary journey as the globally famed Madrid Fusión comes to Manila for the first time on April 24-26, 2015 at the SMX Convention Center in Pasay City, Philippines!
Through this activity, the Philippines is bringing the future of food in Asia.
Madrid Fusion is held annually in Madrid, Spain and is attended by elite chefs and experts in the culinary field to discuss trends, the evolution of tastes, and the new food habits. The Philippines Department of Tourism inked an agreement with Arum Estrategias Internationalizacion, S.L. and Foro de Debate S.L., the legal owner of the Madrid Fusion trademark on July 23, 2014 to jointly organize the first ever Madrid Fusion in Asia. Philippine President Benigno S. Aquino III also witnessed the signing of the Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) on the holding of the event in Manila in 2015 between the Philippine Department of Tourism and the Ministry of Economy and Competitiveness in the Kingdom of Spain (ICEX) last 14 September 2014 in Madrid, Spain by Secretary Ramon R. Jimenez, Jr. and Hon. Jaime Garcia – Legaz of ICEX.
Last Updated on Friday, 16 January 2015 15:33