/ 25 March 2021

THE UNIVERSITY of Mindanao and the Department of Tourism in Region XI signed a partnership agreement for research and development of regional tourism plans.

“This signed agreement defines the partnership between the two institutions that caters to the need for research outputs and baseline data that are significant in developing regional tourism plans and strategies,” the university said in a post.

The virtual signing of the Memorandum of Agreement was held on March 23.

The MOA was signed by UM Chief Academic Officer Dr. Eugenio Guhao, Jr., and DOT Regional Director Tanya Virginia Rabat-Tan.

The signing was witnessed by UM officials including Vice President of Research and Publication Center Dr. Maria Linda Arquiza, Vice President of External Relations and International Affairs Office Dr. Reynaldo Castro, Dean of College of Hospitality Education Dr. Florence Kristina Jimenez, CHE Assistant Dean Dr. Maria Rina Quilestino and CHE research coordinator and faculty members.

From the DOT XI were Judy Colaljo, Chief Tourism Operations Officer; Ronnie Agan, Senior Tourism Operations Officer; and Marchieza Bicong, Tourism Operations Officer I/Executive Assistant.