Students from the UST College of Tourism and Hospitality Management bagged awards in different categories at the recently concluded 13th Annual National Tourism and Hospitality Students’ Skills Olympics. Organized by the Union of Filipino Tourism Educators (UFTE), the competition was held at the Trinity University of Asia in Quezon City from February 28-March 1, 2019. Among the categories were: Research Presentation, Tour Package Proposal Domestic, Quiz Bee, Flight Attendant Showmanship, Travel Photography, Food Styling and Photography, Virtual Tour Guiding Domestic, Virtual Tour Guiding Asia, and Poster and Slogan Making Category.
The College won in different categories and bagged the following awards:
For the Research Presentation Category, the group of Andrea Nicole Hernandez, Carla Jenel Funtanilla and Renee Joanne Padilla won the First Place, while the group of Issa Marie Catapang, Sophia Joy Robles and Ma. Angelica Gomez placed second. The faculty coaches were Mr. Jame Monren T. Mercado and Mr. Avi Ben P. Andalecio.
For the Tour Package Proposal Domestic Category, Johanna Rose Lazarte and Joanne Mae Valmores placed First. Jezreel Anne Arboleda and Larra Te were finalists for the Tour Package Proposal Asia Category. They were coached by Asst. Prof. Christine Concepcion C. Fajardo.
In Quiz Bee Category, First Place was won by Andrea Nicole Hernandez, while Gil Ernest Gatinga was named finalist. The faculty coaches were Atty. Gezzez Giezi G. Granado, DCL, Mr. Jame Monren T. Mercado, Mr. Avi Ben P. Andalecio, and Ms. Karla Patricia G. Colmenar.
Under the Flight Attendant Showmanship Category, the pair of Paul Wilbert Domingo and Jercy Raine Cruz obtained the First Place; while, the pair of Benjamin Gutierrez and Johanna Mallare placed Fourth. Maria Theresa B. Resurreccion, Asst. Prof. Christine Concepcion C. Fajardo and Asst. Prof. Ma. Concepcion A. Ang served as faculty coaches.
For the Travel Photography Category, Al Reile Dela Torre bagged the First Place, Patricia Anne Pacis was Third Place winner and Chelsea Ajose was finalist. They were coached by Assoc. Prof. Amy Mia R. Turaray.
Under the Food Styling and Photography Category Noj Mari Santos and Asha Lovilla Bas, HRM students, placed Third. Their coach was Asst. Prof. Nathaniel A. Siao.
In the Virtual Tour Guiding Domestic Category, Andrea Lubitos garnered Fourth Place, while Eunice Monton ranked Sixth under the Virtual Tour Guiding Asia Category. These students were coached by CTHM Dean Asst. Prof. Maria Cecilia A. Tio Cuison and Asst. Prof. Maria Concepcion A. Ang.
Under the Poster and Slogan Making Category, the entry of Mary Dhel Labor and Kiara Romasanta , and the entry of Cherry Joyce Del Rosario and Hazel Joy Estigoy were declared finalists. They were coached by Asst. Prof. Fredeswindo R. Medina.
The UST College of Tourism and Hospitality Management was the Over-all 1st runner up among 38 colleges and universities from different parts of the country.