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Tuesday, September 23, 2008


Olongapo city is one with the Department of Tourism in celebrating World Tourism Day on September 27, 2008.

To jumptart the celebration in the city, the PASE Ballo dance group from Gordon College performed a colorful interpretative dance number on September 22, 2008 at the flag-raising ceremony held at the Rizal Triangle Multi-Purpose Center. Afterwards, City Councilor and Task Force Tourism chief Gina Perez announced the activities and events lined up for the celebration.

A ‘Front Office Operations Training’ is currently being held at the Olongapo City Convention Center (OCCC) and will last until September 23, 2008. On September 24-25, a ‘Housekeeping Training’ will be held at the OCCC and Anne Raquel’s Resort.

The trainings are given by the City Government of Olongapo, led by Mayor James ‘Bong’ Gordon Jr. and facilitated by the DOT. The trainings are given to boost the tourism industry and give more employment opportunities for Olongapeños.

Registration fee per seminar is P600 but for a package price of 1150, if both the seminars are availed of. The fees include meals, kits, modules and a certificate from the DOT.

“Palakasin pa natin ang turismo dito sa ating lungsod,” Perez said. “Hindi na tayo kailangan pang pumunta sa ibang bansa dahil dito lang sa Olongapo ay marami tayong madidiscover.”

“Ang tourism ang pinakamalaking industry dito sa Olongapo kaya dapat nating pangalagaan ito,” said Mayor Gordon.

One of the ongoing projects of the Olongapo City Tourism Office is the Bb. Olongapo 2008. The Talent night will be held on October 04, 2008 at the PAGCOR Oriental Paradise Casino and the Grand Pageant Night will be on October 26, 2008 at the OCCC.

The World Tourism Day is celebrated by the member countries of the Nations World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) in commemoration of the UNWTO statutes on September 27, 1970.

For more information regarding the World Tourism Day celebration, visit the Olongapo City Tourism Office at the OCCC or call (047)227-1474.


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