Dean Granado wins best research presenter award, CTHM faculty present studies in Thailand conference

Assoc. Prof. Dr. Atty. Gezzez Giezi G. Granado, the Dean of the College of Tourism and Hospitality Management, won Best Research Presenter award at the 1st International Tourism Educators Convention and Research Conference (ITECReC) held last November 28 to 30, 2022, at the Mandarin Hotel Bangkok, Thailand. It was organized by the Union of Filipino Tourism Educators, Inc. (UFTE).

Dean Granado presented the research entitled “The Value and Significance of Local Ordinances in Sustainable Community-based Tourism – The Case of Barangay San Miguel, Echague, Isabela, Philippines.” The study was co-authored by CTHM academic staff Mr. Jame Monren T. Mercado, Mr. Avi Ben P. Andalecio, Ms. Fhamela F. Sarmiento, Asst. Prof. Maria Concepcion A. Ang, and Assoc. Prof. Dr. Evangeline E. Timbang. The research aims to understand how laws and ordinances contribute to Sustainable Tourism in Barangay San Miguel, Echague, Isabela.

Aside from Granado, two academic staff were also presented their manuscripts during the research conference. They are the following:

Mr. Jame Monren T. Mercado, Mr. Avi Ben P. Andalecio, Ms. Fhamela F. Sarmiento, Asst. Prof. Maria Concepcion A. Ang, Assoc. Prof. Dr. Evangeline E. Timbang & Assoc. Prof. Dr. Atty. Gezzez Giezi G. Granado: “Explicating the Contributions of the Local Community on Sustainable Community-based Tourism – The Case of Barangay San Miguel, Echague, Isabela, Philippines”

Mr. Avi Ben P. Andalecio, Mr. Jame Monren T. Mercado, Ms. Fhamela F. Sarmiento, Asst. Prof. Maria Concepcion A. Ang, Assoc. Prof. Dr. Evangeline E. Timbang & Assoc. Prof. Dr. Atty. Gezzez Giezi G. Granado: “Behind the Community Lenses: Community-based Tourism Potentials of Barangay San Miguel, Echague, Isabela using the Extended Parameters of Sustainable Tourism Development”

The research presented was part of the approved project funded by the Department of Science and Technology – National Research Council of the Philippines (DOST NRCP) under the Policy Funded Research Award 2021 in cooperation with the Office of Hon. Faustino “Inno” A. Dy V of the 6th District of the Province of Isabela and the Municipal Government of Echague, Isabela.