RESUME OF REGIONAL DIRECTOR RONALDO P. TIOTUICO of the Department of Tourism – Region III
A native of Angeles City, Pampanga
Married to Ms. Antonieta Bondoc Tiotuico, Schools Division Superintendent of the Department of Education – Tarlac District, with son named Jaredth (married to Avy with a child named Jarvis)
Regional Director of the Department of Tourism - Region III (Central Luzon) from 1994 to present
A graduate in secondary level at the Mother of Good Counsel Seminary, San Fernando, Pampanga in 1965
A graduate of Bachelor of Arts in Philosophy at the University of the Philippines, Diliman, Quezon City, 1975
Completed his Masters in Business Administration (MBA), Angeles University Foundation, 1978
An undergraduate of a Doctorate in Public Administration (MPA), University of the Philippines, Diliman, Quezon City, 1992
Achievements in Tourism
Initiated the conduct of the annual North Philippines Tourism and Travel Fair every month of November effective 2006 at SM City Clark, Pampanga where the tourist offerings (thru destination exhibits, trade fair, cultural shows, street performances) of the four regions in the north are showcased under one roof and witnessed by thousands of potential visitors and tourists. The event is co-organized by the Central Luzon Tourism Council, Inc. And the Philippine Exhibits and Theme Parks Corp. (PETCO).
Was responsible in organizing the 1st Philipine International Hot-Air Balloon Festival in 1994 following instructions from then Undersecretary Mina Gabor to identify an event that would lift up the spirit of the people of Pampanga three years after the eruption of Mt. Pinatubo. The project has become the biggest aerosporting event in the country and has been adapted by Clark Freeport authorities as their annual centerpiece event.
Initiated the Mt. Pinatubo "Kabuhayan sa Turismo" Program which sought to identify places of interest for tourism to thrive and thereby benefit the host population thru economic activities. The program identified the community of Sta. Juliana in Capas, Tarlac as the pilot study for the program. Soon after the launching of the project in 1999, the local population stood to gain the economic benefits of tourism. Some 500 residents took on varying jobs such as guides, porters, all-weather vehicle drivers, homestay participants, souvenir makers, among other jobs.
Attracted foreign capital from a Korean company in 2004 which built the Mt. Pinatubo Wellness Spa in Sta. Juliana, Capas, Tarlac with a total investment of about P15 Million and hiring more than 100 residents thereafter.
Attracted foreign capital worth P7 Million from a Korean company in 2005 which built another wellness spa in Brgy. Sapang Bato, Angeles City close to the Puning Hot Springs in Porac, Pampanga. The project provided livelihood to more than 100 members of the indigenous community of Aetas.
Was in 2007 responsible in designing and the construction of a regional website at www.visitmyphilippines.com where all fifteen (15) regional offices and their databank are stored for retrieval at the click of a mouse.
Achievements in Community Development
Above and beyond the call of duty, was responsible in 2008 in providing livelihood for the hearing-impaired (deaf) members of the Pampanga Deaf Association (PDA) at the Angeles Elementary School, Pulungbulo, Angeles City. Today, the PDA members are engaged in bakery business.
Was responsible in 2009 in securing donations of 150 desktop computers (IBM) from ABC Hotel management for distribution to 15 DepEd elementary and technical high schools in Angeles City.
Became actively involved in major relief operations at the height of disastrous typhoons in 2009 in Botolan, Zambales, generating support from the travel trade community.
Attended a 22-day seminar-workshop on tourism development in Beijing, China in May 2007.
Attended a 2-day workshop on Avian Flu Simulation Exercises in Jakarta, Indonesia, September 2007 as organized by the World Tourism Organization.
Attended a 2-day ASEAN Crisis Communications Team Train the Trainer Seminar on June 18-19, 2008 in Bangkok, Thailand organized by the ASEAN and Pacific Asia Travel Association.
Attended a 1-day Seminar-Workshop on ASEAN CRISIS COMMUNICATIONS TEAM Media Management Training, October 15, 2009, Singapore, hosted by Singapore Tourism Board and ASEAN Crisis Team.
Attended the Seminar-Workshop on Best Practices in Key Rural Tourism Resources, March 23-24, 2010, Cusco, Peru sponsored by the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) and the Vice Ministry of Tourism of Peru.
Attended the UNWTO Seminar on the Role of Coordination, Market Intelligence and Communications during Pandemic Situation, May 3-4, 2010, Renaissance Hotel, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.
Awards and Citations Received
Gold Award, Pacific Asia Travel Association (PATA), for Best Sustainable Development Project (Mt. Pinatubo “Kabuhayan sa Turismo” Program, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, 2000.
Award, ASEAN Tourism Association (ASEANTA), for Best Ecotourism Project (Mt. Pinatubo “Kabuhayan sa Turismo” Program), Yogyakarta, Indonesia, 2001.
Award, Kalakbay Award, Department of Tourism, Best Ecotourism Product (Mt. Pinatubo “kabuhayan sa Turismo” Program), Malacanang, awarded by President Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo and DOT Sec. Richard Gordon, 2001.