Nat’l Tourism Month opening to be witnessed via virtual medium

The National Tourism Month (NTM) opening program will pushed through in September 1 via virtual medium, Tourism Operations Officer I Francisco Cerbo Jr., the Tourism Promotions and Marketing Section chief disclosed.

“Messages of Governor Reynaldo S. Tamayo Jr. as Guest of Honor and Speaker, Senior Tourism Operations Officer Argie Ryan Asaria, chief of the Arts, Culture, Tourism and Museum (ACTM) Unit and myself can be viewed through the virtual medium  on that day,” Cerbo said.

With the theme “Tourism for Inclusive Growth,” the highlight of the celebration will be the Product Selling Activity that will be held at the 4th Floor, Cinema Lobby of KCC Mall, Koronadal City from September 15 to 30 and will be joined by the 11 LGUs of the province with special participation of Persons Deprived of Liberty (PDLs) of the South Cotabato Rehabilitation and Detention Center.

Cerbo stressed that the One Town, One Product (OTOP) program conceptualized by the Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) will be the main concept of the Product Selling wherein participating LGUs and the PDLs are encouraged to showcase the ‘best of the best’ of their product or products.

Twelve (12) booths measuring 3 meters x 3 meters will be allotted for each participant to display their products for sale to the general public during the 16-day activity, Cerbo further added.

The mechanics and guidelines of the 16-day NTM activity including the opening program were thoroughly discussed during the recent coordination meeting among Municipal Tourism Officers.

A Hair Show featuring award-winning hair stylist Olay Estrabon in collaboration with Sofia Jude Palmejar as the fashion stylist will be one of the highlights of the culmination activity that will be held on September 30 at the same venue. It will be participated by 15 fasion  models composed of 7 female, 4 male and 4 members of the LGBT community.