College of Tourism and Hospitality Management (2006)

Degree Programs and Departments

Bachelor of Science in Hotel and Restaurant Management

BACHELOR OF SCIENCE IN HOTEL AND RESTAURANT MANAGEMENT (4 years)

Center of Excellence

The Hotel and Restaurant Management curriculum provides a synthesis of different skills, concepts and principles specializing in hospitality training. It involves the study and application of practical and managerial knowledge and functions such as hotel and restaurant operations, culinary arts, food service, hospitality education and research that are essential in preparing the students to become adept future restaurateurs and hoteliers.

Bachelor of Science in Travel Management

BACHELOR OF SCIENCE IN TRAVEL MANAGEMENT (4 years)

Center of Excellence

The Travel Management Program covers the study of various components related to the travel and tour industry. It encompasses technical, practical and professional learning relevant to the different pillars of tourism such as tour and travel operations, transportation, accommodation, food and beverages, events management, allied services, entertainment and recreation, tourism research and education, tourism planning and development and other tourism services necessary for the formation of the students to become well rounded and high-spirited Tourism Professionals imbued with Christian ethics and virtues.

Patron Saint

Saint Hyacinth

Feast Day: August 16

Saint Hyacinth was named as the “Apostle of Poland.” Those who are in danger of drowning prayed to him.

Born in Oppeln, Poland, in around 1185, Saint Hyacinth came from noble parents. His early education was entrusted to his uncle, Ivo Odrowaz, a priest who became Bishop of Krakow later on. Since he showed value and importance in learning, Saint Hyacinth was sent to the best universities in Europe to finish his studies.

In 1220, during his visit to Rome, he became one of the priests who pioneered the Dominican Order of Saint Dominic, with which he shared his devotion to the Virgin Mary.

One of the notable miracles associated to Saint Hyacinth was during the attack of the Mongols on Kiev, where he was tasked to establish the Dominican Order. While he and the other friars were fleeing from the onslaught, Hyacinth took the ciborium with the Blessed Sacrament from the altar and intended to runaway. Suddenly he heard a voice: ‘Hyacinth, you have taken my Son but you are leaving me?’ After this he took the statue of the Blessed Mother, which felt weightless under his arm, and safely left the city. He crossed the Dnieper River traveling to Halicz and returned to Krakow via Lvov.

Saint Hyacinth ran away with the large, stone statue of Mother Mary, along with the monstrance, that was heavier than he can lift, but it did not become an impediment to him.

Thus, he is attributed to a statue of Mother Mary and a ciborium.

Saint Hyacinth died in Krakow, Poland, on August 15, 1257, the day of Assumption of the Blessed Mother. He was canonized on April 17, 1594 by Pope Clement.

Sources:

1) http://www.catholic.org/saints/saint.php?saint_id=3829

2) http://sthyacinthchurch.org/?page_id=186

3) http://www.sainthyacinth.com/oursaint.htm

Vision

CTHM envisions itself to be the Center of excellence in tourism and Hospitality Education in the country.

Mission

CTHM commits itself to the development of globally-competitive Thomasian Tourism and Hospitality professionals.

 

Objectives

The College of Tourism and Hospitality management of the University of Santo Tomas, in line with the University’s mission and vision, commits itself to form genuine and globally competitive Thomasian tourism and hospitality practitioners through:

  1. The provision of scholarly and professional expertise to meet the dynamic needs of the travel, tourism and hospitality industry while continuing to promote moral integrity, traditional values, and culture;
  2. A sustainable academic program designed for our graduates to secure an entry level position heading towards leadership, managerial and entrepreneurial, as well as pioneering roles, in the tourism and hospitality industry; and
  3. Strong linkages between and among industry, government and educational institutions, both local and international, via collaborative research works, community development, and professional consultancy programs.

 

Administration
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ASST. PROF. MARIA CECILIA A. TIO CUISON, MEd

Dean

OP Phil - GATELA Maximo P (2006, SThL - 2x2 White) REV. FR. MAXIMO P. GATELA, O.P., PhL

Regent

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ASST. PROF. AMY MIA TURARAY, MA

Assistant Dean

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MS. JOREEN N. ROCAMORA, MBA

College Secretary

 

Chairpersons

Chairpersons

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ASSOC. PROF. EVANGELINE E. TIMBANG, MBA, CHE, CGSP

Department of Hotel and Restaurant Management

FACULTY - Medina, fredeswindo(2013, MA – 2×2 Gray)

ASST. PROF. FREDESWINDO R. MEDINA, MA CHS, CHE, CGSP

Department of Travel Management

College Council

College Council

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ASST. PROF. MARIA CECILIA A. TIO CUISON, MEd

Chair

OP Phil - GATELA Maximo P (2006, SThL - 2x2 White) REV. FR. MAXIMO P. GATELA, O.P., PhL

Member

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ASST. PROF. AMY MIA TURARAY, MA

Member

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ASST. PROF. EVANGELINE E. TIMBANG, MBA

Member

FACULTY - Medina, fredeswindo(2013, MA – 2×2 Gray)

ASST. PROF. FREDESWINDO MEDINA, MA

Member

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ASST. PROF. GEZZEZ  GEIZI G. GRANADO, DCL

Member

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MS. JOREEN N. ROCAMORA, MBA

Member (Ex-Officio)

Support Staff

Office Clerks

ABANADOR, Ma. Theresa H.
ANIVES, Cyrene R. (CGSP)
LUCINA, Ruby Ann I. (CGSP)

Laboratory Technicians

CONDOL, Marvincent G.

Equipment Room / Computer Technician

BANAAG, Mario B.

Food Laboratory

DELA CRUZ, Mark Jacob I.

Food Laboratory

LABAY, Rosario C.

Food Laboratory

Cafeteria / Coffee Shop Attendants

FERNANDEZ, Kathleen A. (CGSP)
Latin Quarter / Readers’ Café Coffee Shops

MAGPILI, Gerlie G.

Latin Quarter / Readers’ Café Coffee Shops

VALDEZ, Rhayan Q.

Latin Quarter / Readers’ Café Coffee Shops

ARCEGA, Consuelo M.

Cafeteria

MENDOZA, Jane R.

Cafeteria

Residence Attendant

VICENTE, Jeferson E.

Domus Mariae International Residence and Hotel 1611

Office Address
Contact Numbers

Telefax: +63-2-7320188

History

The idea of forming an Institution was conceived by the Tourism and HRM Departments during late 1990’s with the strong support and unwavering efforts of the College of Education. The need for establishing an Institute was realized by two departments because of the fast-paced changes and growth of the industry that greatly influenced the tourism and hospitality education. Likewise, by merging the two programs, student would be able to specialize and dedicate themselves in enhancing their knowledge and skills that would respond to the needs of the industry. Series of departmental meetings and brainstorming were conducted with the vision of forming a new academic unit in the University. The idea was presented to the Tourism and HRM Faculty until such time that the College of Education decided to merge the programs by having one Department In its initial stage, the Tourism and HRM Departments were temporarily relocated at the College of Education’s Mini-hotel in the year 2002. This was considered as the dry run to assess the viability of separating the departments from College of Education. Three years later, a formal proposal for institutionalization was submitted to the Academic Council. A thorough procedure that included meetings, deliberation and election were carried out. April 28, 2006 marked the establishment of the Tourism and HRM Departments as an Institution. Upon the approval of the College of Regents dated November 19, 2008; by the Academic Senate dated December 16, 2008; and the Board of Trustees dated January 20, 2009, the institute of Tourism and Hospitality Management was finally converted in to the College of Tourism and Hospitality Management.