Assistant Secretary Roberto P. Alabado III of the Tourism Development Planning of the Department of Tourism (DOT), called on Chargé d’Affaires, a.i. (CDA) Pete Raymond V. Delfin and other Philippine Embassy officials on 06 July 2018. Assistant Secretary Alabado was accompanied by Mr. Alex M. Macatuno, Chief of the Policy Formulation and International Cooperation Division of the DOT.
The DOT officials were in Brunei to attend the 48th Meeting of ASEAN National Tourism Organizations (ASEAN NTOs), 33rd Meeting of the ASEAN, China, Japan and Republic of Korea National Organizations (ASEAN Plus Three), and the 20th ASEAN-India Working Group Meeting held at the V-Plaza Hotel in Kuala Belait.
During the DOT officials’ call at the Embassy, Assistant Secretary Alabado reported on their participation in the above ASEAN Meetings and conveyed their admiration for Brunei’s tourist spots. CDA Delfin, on the other hand, discussed possible initiatives that could be undertaken by the Philippines and Brunei under the Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) on Tourism Cooperation between the two countries.
Assistant Secretary Alabado chaired the third ASEAN Tourism Marketing Partnership Working Group Meeting (3rd ATMP-WG) during the 48th ASEAN NTOs Meeting, as the Philippines is the lead country for the implementation of ASEAN Tourism Marketing Strategy (ATMS) 2017-2020. He also represented the Philippines in the ASEAN Public Toilet Auditor Training organized by Brunei’s Ministry of Primary Resources and Tourism. END