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CIHTM Faculty Present Researches at 3rd LATHE
Article written by Joe Macatangay | 6/25/2013 1:53:53 PM

LATHE or the Lasallian Association of Tourism and Hospitality Education is a cohesive network of eight Lasallian institutions reputed to practice and promote the highest standards of tourism and hospitality education. With the theme "Advancing Lasallian Hospitality, Culinary and Tourism Education through Research and Innovation," the third national annual convention was held at De La Salle University - Dasmariņas last May 31 - June 1, 2013. The two-day convention was highlighted by research presentations from select faculty members of De La Salle College of Saint Benilde, De La Salle University - Dasmariņas, University of St. La Salle -; Bacolod, and De La Salle Lipa. Eleven faculty members of CIHTM represented De La Salle Lipa in the convention. Three CIHTM Faculty members presented their papers at the convention. Mr. Roy G. Aguba was one of the oral presenters during the plenary session. The title of his paper is "Competency requirements for entry level positions of selected deluxe hotels in Metro Manila: A guide for effective education program, training and skills enhancement." Ms. Maria Madel M. Ocampo was one of the oral presenters during the Research Colloquium 1. Her paper is "Important hospitality and tourism management skills as perceived by Lasallian hospitality educators in the Philippines." Ms. Andrenelyn A. Varona, the Tourism Department chairperson, also presented her paper entitled "Understanding local residents' perceptions towards tourism development in San Juan, Batangas, Philippines" during the Research Colloquium 3. Ms. Ocampo and Ms. Varona's researches are both internally funded by the Office of Research and Publications. May the mission of LATHE of promoting wide spectrum of hospitality and tourism-related service, by fostering synergy and relationships based on trust and integrity among members and stakeholders, be realized through such fruitful activities. Animo La Salle!