August 5, 2022
Five entries from Davao de Oro made it to the final list of the Association of Tourism Officers of the Philippines- Department of Tourism 2022 Pearl Awards (ATOP-DOT) Best Tourism Practices of the Philippines right after the preliminary round on September 17, 2022, at the University of Sto. Tomas.
In a letter sent by DOT to Davao de Oro Governor Dorothy Montejo-Gonzaga, the organization congratulated the provincial government for having been listed as one of the finalists for the prestigious awards.
The following entries from DdO made it to the finals: Best Practices in Responsible Tourism-Community Based Heritage Conservation Project/Program (Including LGU Assisted Programs on Heritage Tourism Indigenous Cultural Tourism, Best Tourism Week/ Month Celebration Best Tourism Promotions Video from PLGU-DdO Tourism, and LGU Nabunturan’s Best Tourism Event-Festival, and the Most Outstanding Tourism Officer.
Senior Tourism Officer Christine Dompor, along with Municipal Tourism Officer of Nabunturan Leah Calamaba joins the final presentation of the entries at the Blessed Buenaventura Garcia Paredes, University of Sto. Tomas yesterday, September 23, 2022.
According to ATOP, the 17th Pearl Awards Night will be held on October 27, 2022 during the 23rd ATOP National Convention in Taal Vista Hotel, Tagaytay City, Cavite.
Meanwhile, DdO’s Technical Working Group and Management Board of Davao de Oro Farm with Acting Provincial Administrator Fatima Montejo visited the province of Misamis Oriental for a learning visit and exploration of possible potentials for agri-tourism in DdO.
The group benchmarked various agri-processing centers: MisOr Agri Development Complex, Silkwork Facility of PTRI DOST, LGU-operated tourism facilities in Claveria and Gingoog, and Oolong Tea Processing Facility.
According to Dompor, the group visited various agri-processing centers to redirect priorities and improve the value chain of agriculture and agri-business management in Davao de Oro. (JA, PAO-IPRD-DdO, photos by C. Dompor)
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