Monday, October 20, 2014

ComVal wins 6 Pearl Awards

COMPOSTELA VALLEY PROVINCE, October 20, 2014-----The province has garnered six (6) Pearl Awards during the 15th Annual Convention of the Association of the Tourism Officers of the Philippines (ATOP) held at L’ Fisher Pavillion, Bacolod City on October 2-6, 2014.

The awards received in a ceremony on October 4 were given by the Department of Tourism (DOT) and the Association of Tourism Officers of the Philippines.  DOT Secretary Ramon Jimenez was represented by Senior Officer of the Tourism Promotions Board Mr. Dominggo Ramon C. Enerio –III.

These awards according to Provincial Tourism Officer Christine Dompor include being the 1st Runner-up Winner on “Best Tourism Month Celebration- Provincial Level Category,” Montevista’s “Diwanag Festival” as the 1st Runner-Up Winner on “Best in Cultural Festival- Municipal Level Category,” “Most Outstanding Tourism Officer of the Philippines” 2nd Runner Winner in the person of Mr. Rodel Bautista of Maco.

Included also in the Top 5 Awardees are the 6th Summer Beach Feast of ComVal held at its coastal municipalities- Maco, Mabini, and Pantukan under the “Sports and Wellness Province Category,” the 1st Cross Country Mountain Bike Competition of Montevista under the “Sports and Wellness Municipal Level Category,” and the Kaimonan Festival of Maco under the “Cultural Festival Municipal Level Category.”

In a ceremony at the Capitol, before the presence of the province’s officials, heads and employees, the Plaque of Awards were formally turned-over by Ms. Dompor to Governor Arturo T. Uy and Provincial Administrator Virgilia S. Allones.  (grace almedilla, ids-comval)

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