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Cops join Boracay trainings as reopening draws closer

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With the reopening of Boracay Island due in three months, the Department of Tourism in Region 6 has started conducting training for tourism frontliners, stakeholders, and indigenous people.

The DOT-6 is working with the Metro Boracay Police Task Force to ensure peace and order during the training period.

“The DOT Region-6 is grateful for the support of Metro Boracay Police Task Force and they are very much welcome to participate in our trainings. We also want all authorities and workforce are tourism-oriented during the reopening of Boracay Island so the quality of services offered will be better,” said DOT-6 Regional Director Helen Catalbas.

MBPTF members will also work to enhance police service for the reopening of the island to tourism activities in October.

But the MBPTF is also interested in joining the training on international standards for hospitality service, tourist security and safety seminar and first aid and basic life support.

The MBPTF will also undergo the seminar on effective customer service experience, TOP COP (Phase I and II) and Foreign Language Training.

It will likewise join the Stakeholders Core Group Meeting to keep informed of stakeholders’ concerns in the island and actions to be taken.

Earlier, the DOT-6 conducted the Training on International Standards on Hospitality Service. A Tourism Awareness Seminar for Community-Based Tourism will be held Aug. 6 and 7.

More trainings such as the Tourism Enterprise Innovation and Self Reinvention Techniques Seminar and Product Development, Marketing, Visual Merchandising and Store Layouting are scheduled in August.

Four more trainings are scheduled in September and three in October for Boracay frontliners, stakeholders, and indigenous people.