Launching of the Department of Tourism – National Capital Region’s “PADYAK: A Community-Based Tourism Training for the Pedicab Drivers in Intramuros”!

The DOT-NCR’s supportive Director Sharlene Zabala-Batin graced the first batch of pedicab drivers with her presence and personally delivered the welcome message.

Department of Labor and Employment Undersecretary Ciriaco A. Lagunzad III – Undersecretary for General Administration and Regional Operations Cluster was also present to discuss the Service Quality Principles for Pedicab Drivers. He was also joined by Asst. Secretary Dominique Rubia-Tutay, CESO II – Asec. for Workers’ Welfare and Protection Cluster, OIC-Director Jerome P. Yanson – OIC Director II, DOLE National Wages and Productivity Commission, OIC for Urban Panning and Community Development of Intramuros Administration, Mr. Jeffrey Yap, Director Ahmma Charisma Lobrin-Satumba – Director IV, DOLE Bureau of Workers with Special Concerns, Ms. Aurora E. Halcon – Senior Labor and Employment Officer, DOLE National Capital Region, and Ms. Phyllis G. dela Rosa – Senior Labor and Employment Officer, DOLE Office of Undersecretary Lagunzad III.

The 2-day session became more interesting when Ms. Yael Fernandez, Mr. Alejandro De Goyo, Mr. Edward Tiongco and Mr. Gil Regondola, resource speakers shared their insights on tourism products and services, gender and development, child protection and correct driving techniques that will surely lead them to deliver a remarkable and excellent service.

To officially end the learning event, Ms. Catherine Agustin, DOT-NCR Tourism Development Division Chief, personally delivered the closing remarks.

The learning session will continue until November 12, Saturday. Updates will be posted in our official Facebook page.

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