Farm tourism gab
The 6th Philippine Farm Tourism Conference, attended by tourism stakeholders around the country, recently wrapped at the Cebu Marco Polo Plaza ballroom. Highlighting the event was the 2019 Lakbay Bukid Awards, whose recipients were Zac Sarian (Rizal); Princess Kumala Sug-Elardo (Pana Mao, Sulu), Ramon Peñalosa Jr. (Bacolod) and Pandurang Taware of India. Welcoming the participants are (from left) Virgilio Espeleta, president, Cebu Chamber of Commerce and Industry; Bohol Gov. Arthur Yap; Cebu City Vice Mayor Mike Rama; former president and Speaker Gloria Macapagal Arroyo; Roxana Mula, DAR OIC and Assistant Director Agriculture Training Institute; Dr. Mina Gabor, Chair and president International School of Sustainable Tourism; the representative of former Social Welfare Secretary Corazon Alma de Leon, ISST Senior VP for Domestic Relations; and Robert Lim Joseph, ISST Vice Chair and Republic of Latvia Consul General.