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By: Kristine Almira Bonuan, PITO-LU

Governor-Elect Francisco Emmanuel "Pacoy" R. Ortega III administered the oath of the new set of officers of the Council of Personnel Officers (CPO) - La Union Chapter for C.Y. 2016-2018 during their Induction Ceremony on June 17, 2016 at the Diego Silang Hall, Provincial Capitol Building, City of San Fernando, La Union.

As the Guest of Honor and Speaker of the Event, Governor-Elect Ortega encouraged the CPOs led by newly elected president Dr. Alexander Nisperos of Rosario District Hospital to continue to strive for excellence in their respective agencies and local government units. He further stressed that everyone should live in the concept of excellence both for a better self and for a more progressive community.

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By: Dunkin Lee H. Gaerlan, PITO-La Union

The Provincial Government of La Union (PGLU) in partnership with the Department of Tourism (DOT) Region 1 will conduct a 2-day Tourist Drivers Seminar for tricycle drivers, tourist transport van drivers and multi-cab drivers as tourism frontliners on June 23-24, 2016 at the La Union Technology and Livelihood Development Center, City of San Fernando, La Union. The training is designed to create a pool of DOT-accredited local tour guides in the province.

The course consists of combination of lectures and practical activities such as self-concept and mind binders, developing self-esteem, the art of driving, effective customer service, road safety and tourist destinations and spots in the province which aims to equip participants with the theories, knowledge and practical skills to work as local tour guides and instills passion for tourism destination marketing. This is also a great opportunity for the participants to promote the tourism industry of La Union and to realize the importance of proper handling of passengers. Meals and training kits will also be provided by the organizers.

The said training is the first ever tourist drivers seminar conducted in La Union organized by the Provincial Information and Tourism Office (PITO) and in cooperation with the DOT.
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By Danica Donna B. Ochoco, PITO-LU

A total of 21 new tour guides who are ready for accreditation from the Department of Tourism (DOT) graduated from the third batch of Free Community Guiding Seminar sponsored by the Provincial Government of La Union (PGLU) in cooperation with DOT on June 9-15, 2016 at the Provincial Capitol, City of San Fernando, La Union.

As the “Surfing Capital of the North,” La Union has been one of the favorite destinations of tourists not only for its “big waves” but for a hundred more reasons. Hence, the capacity building program is designed to create a pool of DOT- accredited local tour guides to catch the wave of tourism in the province.


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