Department of Tourism Supports Dine Philippines


by Homer Nievera |

The Department of Tourism, in recognition of DINE Philippines’ advocacy of enhancing the level of our country’s tourism, hospitality and culinary industries and of promoting Filipino competitiveness in food service standards in light of globalization, has given its endorsement to the seminar series.

DINE Philippines is on its fourth year and is brought to key cities around the country.  After DINE’s Davao and Zamboanga legs this year, Central Mindanao shall host the next stop of the conference tour on September 12, 2014.  It will be held at the region’s center, at The Farm, Koronadal City in South Cotabato.  Region XII, or SOCCSKSARGEN is composed of the provinces of South Cotabato, Cotabato, Sultan Kudarat, Sarangani and General Santos City.  This will be a milestone for the DINE Philippines conference tour as it is aims to serve a whole region.

Participants of the conference shall learn from industry experts as they share their insights on Filipino Competitiveness Amidst the ASEAN Integration. These include President of Courage Asia and Director of Terra First Bite, Adolf Aran who shall be talking about the latest trends in food service; Proprietor of Good Burgers, Darah Consunji-Mateo who shall share lessons and best practices she learned in establishing her own business.  Also part of the speaker roster is  Mindanao advocate, brand architect and strategist Amor Maclang of GeiserMaclang Marketing Communications who shall give the her five rules in local hospitality branding; serial digital marketer Homer Nievera of and who will give his ideas on online strategies for your food business; and applauded Executive Chef Myke “Tatung” Sarthou who advocates that rediscovering our local cuisine is rediscovery of ourselves.

The next stops of DINE Philippines 2014 will be in Cagayan De Oro, Pampanga, Legazpi, Baguio and Laguna.

For more information,  contact Hazel Laigo-Aldaba, Project Manager, Courage Asia – 0917 887 4293 /