BEST PRACTICES. The portfolio presented by the provincial government of Davao de Oro during the final presentation of their tourism best practices entries at the Blessed Buenaventura Garcia Paredes, University of Sto. Tomas, on Sept. 23, 2022. The province is vying for the Association of Tourism Officers of the Philippines- Department of Tourism 2022 Pearl Awards on Oct. 27 in Tagaytay City. (Photo courtesy of Davao de Oro PIO)

DAVAO CITY – Davao de Oro province will vie for the Association of Tourism Officers of the Philippines- Department of Tourism 2022 Pearl Awards (ATOP-DOT) for its best tourism practices on Oct. 27 in Tagaytay City.

In a statement Monday, the provincial government said five of its entries made it to the final list of the ATOP-DOT during the preliminary round last month at the University of Sto. Tomas.

Last week, the DOT sent a letter to Gov. Dorothy Montejo-Gonzaga congratulating the provincial government for having been listed as one of the finalists for the prestigious awards.

The entries from the province which made it to the finals are Best Practices in Responsible Tourism-Community Based Heritage Conservation Project/Program; Best Tourism Week/ Month Celebration; Best Tourism Promotions Video from Davao de Oro Tourism, Nabunturan Local Government Unit’s Best Tourism Event-Festival; and the Most Outstanding Tourism Officer.

"We are proud and loud to represent our entries,” Davao de Oro senior tourism officer Christine Dompor said.

Dompor, along with the municipal tourism officer of Nabunturan, joined the final presentation of the entries at the Blessed Buenaventura Garcia Paredes, University of Sto. Tomas on Sept. 23, 2022. (PNA)