Intramuros Learning Sessions episode no. 39
The recently mandated Department of Tourism and Cultural Affairs of Manila (DTCAM) has prepared the Manila Tourism and Cultural Development Plan (Manila TCDP) 2020-2025 with technical support from BioDev, a team of urban, tourism and cultural planning specialists, which provides government and private organizations with alternative to conventional urban planning and management services. The MTCDP showcases the best of Manila through the 8 priority programs, 8 trails, and 8 loops located within the 8 tourism hubs. It combines culture and heritage conservation with innovations in tourism services such as tourist-oriented e-vehicles, digital tours, as well as mobile and web-based applications for booking, navigation, and in generating revenues for the local government for the succeeding years. It also features concrete strategies and measures to jumpstart the local tourism industry after Covid-19 phenomenon, and enable it to become resilient to other pandemics and health-related emergencies.
- Guest speaker: AC Salonga
- Panel discussants: Tina Paterno, Dante Eleuterio, Tobit Cruz, and Stephen Pamorada
- Moderator: Rancho Arcilla and B.A. Dolores
About the Speaker: AC Salonga
A.C. Salonga is a tourism operations officer at the Department of Tourism, Culture, and Arts of the City of Manila. Aside from his work at the City Hall, he is currently the Vice Chairperson for External Affairs of Youth Reform Movement PH. He has a BA in English from the University of the East-Manila, an Associate of Arts in Language and Literature at Central Luzon State University, and is currently taking up an MA in Communication Management at Polytechnic University of the Philippines.
About the Intramuros Learning Sessions
The Intramuros Learning Sessions (ILS) is the educational webinar series of the Intramuros Administration (IA). The IA is an attached national government agency under the Department of Tourism.
Topics are interdisciplinary and cover themes related to Intramuros and Manila studies, Philippine studies, as well as cultural heritage studies. Pursuant to IA’s charter, the ILS aims to contribute to the strengthening of the Filipino’s national identity and sense of belonging and pride.
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