College of Tourism and Hospitality Management

College of Tourism and Hospitality Management

Degree Programs

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College of Tourism and Hospitality Management (2006)

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Vision, Mission & Objectives



Vision, Mission & Objectives

We envision a premiere College of Tourism and Hospitality Management in the country recognized for its outstanding programs, producing world-class professionals.

We commit ourselves in the formation of top-notch competent, committed, and compassionate Thomasian Tourism and Hospitality professionals for the service of the Church, the nation, and the global community.

A few years after graduation, the graduates of the College of Tourism and Hospitality of the University of Santo Tomas are expected to:

1. Employ a solid understanding and the need for continuous upgrading of the managerial and operational competencies of tourism and hospitality through reflective practice consistent with the global standards and Christian values;

2. Assess industry-academe trends and issues to generate research undertakings in tourism and hospitality through the basis of specific standards and criteria within personal, professional, societal, and ethical context;

3. Practice effective interpersonal and communication skills through collaboration, use of information technology and respect for cultural diversity; and

4. Exhibit Christian leadership promoting life advocacies through project implementation for social and economic transformation.


Student Organizations

Patron Saint

Student Organizations

College of Tourism and Hospitality Management Student Council

Hotel and Restaurant Management Society


Red Cross Youth Council – CTHM Unit

Students Tourism Society

Patron Saint

Patron of the UST College of Tourism and Hospitality Management

Feast Day: August 17

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.




Assoc. Prof. Gezzez Giezi G. Granado, DCL,

Rev. Fr. Roland D. Mactal, O.P., SThD,

Assoc. Prof. Evangeline E. Timbang, MBA,
Assistant Dean

Asst. Prof. Maria Margarita P. Cruz, MBA,
College Secretary

Department Chairpersons

Mr. Juanito Luis S. Reyes, MA

Chair, Department of Hospitality Management

Asst. Prof. Christine Concepcion C. Fajardo, MS,

Acting Chair, Department of Tourism Management

Faculty Council

Assoc. Prof. Gezzez Giezi G. Granado, DCL,

Chair (Ex-Officio)

Rev. Fr. Roland D. Mactal, O.P., SThD,

Member (Ex-Officio)

Assoc. Prof. Evangeline E. Timbang, MBA,

Member (Ex-Officio)

Asst. Prof. Jane G. Devanadera, MSTM, CHE, CGSP,


Asst. Prof. Christine Concepcion C. Fajardo, MS,


Asst. Prof. Maria Margarita P. Cruz, MBA,

Secretary (Ex-Officio)


Mr. Aristotle C. Chico

Community Development

Mr. Wyett White T. Lee


Assoc. Prof. Amy Mia M. Rosales


Mr. Reinald A. Andaya


Ms. Katherine Camille A. Nagal

International Relations

Assoc. Prof. Ryan T. Liba, PhD


Inst. Godofredo Cezar D.J. Vizconde, MA

Pedagogical Lead

Asst. Prof. Christine Concepcion C. Fajardo, MS

Student Welfare and Development

Support Staff

Ms. Cyrene A. Borgonia, CGSP

Office Clerk

Ms. Ruby Ann I. Lucina, CGSP

Office Clerk

Mr. Rainier John A. Obispo

Office Clerk

Mr. Marvincent G. Condol

Equipment / Laboratory Technician

Mr. Mario B. Banaag

Food Laboratory Technician

Mr. Rainerangelo M. Vitug

Food Laboratory Technician

Ms. Jean R. Mendoza

Cook/Attendant, Cafeteria

Ms. Kathleen A. Fernandez, CGSP

Barista/Attendant, Coffee Shop

Ms. Gerlie G. Magpili

Barista/Attendant, Coffee Shop

Ms. Allane Angela M. Manuel

Barista/Attendant, Coffee Shop

Mr. Nicole Mari Z. Tampos

Hotel Stock Custodian

Ms. Rica Elaiza B. Malana

Hotel Front Office Clerk


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.

In 2015, both programs of the CTHM (Hotel and Restaurant Management and Travel Management) received the coveted Center of Excellence distinction from the Commission on Higher Education.



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