(PAGASA 24-HOUR PUBLIC WEATHER FORECAST as of Wednesday, 17 April 2024) Easterlies affecting the country. 𝗙𝗒π—₯π—˜π—–π—”π—¦π—§ π—ͺπ—˜π—”π—§π—›π—˜π—₯ π—–π—’π—‘π——π—œπ—§π—œπ—’π—‘: Butuan City, Agusan del Norte, Agusan del Sur, Dinagat Islands, Surigao del Norte and Surigao del Sur will experience partly cloudy to cloudy skies with isolated rain showers or thunderstorms due to Easterlies. Possible flash floods or landslides during severe thunderstorms. 𝗙𝗒π—₯π—˜π—–π—”π—¦π—§ π—ͺπ—œπ—‘π—— 𝗔𝗑𝗗 π—–π—’π—”π—¦π—§π—”π—Ÿ π—ͺπ—”π—§π—˜π—₯ π—–π—’π—‘π——π—œπ—§π—œπ—’π—‘: Light to moderate winds coming from East to Northeast will prevail with slight to moderate seas (0.6 to 2.1 meters).


Wednesday, April 3, 2024

DOT-13 conducts accreditation campaign in Bislig City

BISLIG CITY, Surigao del Sur (PIA-13) -- The city government of Bislig, through the City Information Office- City Tourism Operations Division, in partnership with the Department of Tourism (DOT) Caraga headed by Regional Director Ivonnie B. Dumadag, recently conducted the accreditation campaign on the Updated Progressive Accreditation System (UPAS) and accreditation help desk in the at Bislig City Cultural and Sports Center (BCCSC).

The activity extensively promoted the DOT mandatory accreditation among primary tourism enterprises and encourage LGUs to campaign for accreditation of secondary tourism enterprises.

Ryan M. Tapayan, senior tourism operations officer and the head of the Standards Development and Enforcement Unit of DOT Caraga spearheaded the accreditation orientation on UPAS, stating, “The vital role that the tourism stakeholders play in shaping a city’s tourism industry and the importance of meeting the DOT standards in the operation of tourism-related enterprises (TREs).”

The UPAS is a three-level recognition scheme of the DOT for the accreditation of the provincial TREs entailing progressive minimum compliance to the international standards of excellence in all tourism facilities and services, namely, basic accreditation, regular accreditation, and premium accreditation.

The event was attended by City Councilor Reynaldo V. Dominguez, committee chairman on Tourism Development, tourism stakeholders, and owner/proprietors of the different TREs in the city. (CIO-Bislig City/NGPB, PIA-Surigao del Sur)