Nayong Pilipino trains cultural employees in preparation for “Philippines Experience” launch in CALABARZON

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Nayong Pilipino trains cultural employees in preparation for “Philippines Experience” launch in CALABARZON

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Nayong Pilipino trains cultural employees in preparation for “Philippines Experience” launch in CALABARZON

TAGAYTAY CITY – Nayong Pilipino Foundation (NPF), in partnership with the Department of Tourism Office of Product and Market Development (DOT-OPMD) and DOT CALABARZON, trained around 40 cultural employees composed of tourism officers, tour guides, and tourism planners from different provinces in CALABARZON on July 19-21, 2023 in preparation for the official launch of the “Philippine Experience” project within the region next month.

Nayong Pilipino trains cultural workers
Nayong Pilipino trains cultural employees

DOT OIC Undersecretary for Tourism Development Planning Verna Buensuceso, DOT CALABARZON Regional Director Marites T. Castro, and NPF Executive Director Gertie Duran-Batocabe attended the three-day training program.

Launched in 2019, CLI MakaNayon is a series of cultural formation and heritage interpretation leadership training that explores the meaning and practice of a cultural leader within the Philippines. The CLI MakaNayon course consists of 5 (5) modules — MakaTao, MakaKalikasan, MakaBayan, MaPanagutan, and MakaDiwa. The modules are taught by experts from the academe, AnthroWatch, and Philippine Educational Theater Association (PETA).

It includes Interpretative Planning which goals to coach tourism officers or planners to develop tourism plans with a heritage interpretation framework, and Interpretative Guiding, which is able to help tour guides to create interpretive guides, interpretative walks, and talks, incorporating local narratives and interpretation.

During her message, NPF Executive Gertie Duran-Batocabe said that by providing educational opportunities and training, the agency hopes to not only expand the tourism sector but additionally to extend the appreciation of Filipino culture amongst locals and foreigners alike.

Nayong Pilipino CLI Intensive courses
Nayong Pilipino CLI Intensive courses

“Through the Nayong Pilipino CLI Intensive courses, we’ll enable participants to develop their leadership skills and understanding of cultural heritage protection. By so doing, we hope to empower participants to change into strong advocates for conserving their unique cultural identities,” she said.

The “Philippine Experience” is the brand new promotional project of the DOT that will herald the country’s wealthy heritage, arts, and culture through a series of caravans this yr.

It will involve the event of caravans featuring culture, heritage, and humanities unique to every region.

The NPF is an attached agency of the DOT, created on Nov. 6, 1972, under Presidential Decree 37, and is remitted to champion the Filipino identity by developing parks and research projects, amongst others.

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Nayong Pilipino trains cultural employees in preparation for “Philippines Experience” launch in CALABARZON
Melo Villareal
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