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22nd Mabuhay Awards - Message from the DOT Secretary of the Philippines Official logo of the Department of Tourism

Philippine Department of Tourism


The Department of Tourism (DOT) joins the Association of Human Resources Managers (AHRM) as it presents the 22nd Mabuhay Awards on November 27, 2017 at the Grand Ballroom of the Ascott BGC Hotel, Taguig City.

As tourism remains one of the Philippine economy's bright spots under President Rodrigo R. Duterte's administration, it is crucial to take advantage of similar endeavors to further boost the industry's present 10.6 percent contribution to the country's GDP.

The Filipinos are not only the best hosts, but also the best tourism workforce globally. Renowned for our industry, resourcefulness and perseverance, we aim to deliver a promise of a more heartfelt and memorable Philippine tourism experience.

The DOT lauds AHRM for its continued support towards "service excellence for sustainable future" as we all aspire for competent, well-motivated and highly productive tourism workforce. The Mabuhay Awards is one of the mechanisms that will encourage and boost competitiveness amongst tourism professionals as to excel in providing quality service and to give outstanding service commitment in the tourism and hospitality industry.

Together, let us invest in our people's education, skill-building capacities, and institutionalization of a human resouce recognition system to reward deserving tourism professionals in their outstanding contributions to raise the standards and qualifications of the tourism workforce in the country.

On behalf of the DOT, my warmest congratulations to the 22nd Mabuhay Awardees!




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