HRRACI’s 2024 Welcomes Positive Beginnings with GMM and Officers Induction

HRRACI Meeting

CEBu, Philippines – The premier tourism association of the Queen City of the south — the Hospitality and Restaurant Relations Association of Cebu, Inc. (HRRACI) marked a significant milestone on January 29, 2024, with the successful hosting of their inaugural General Membership Meeting (GMM) and the induction of their new set of officers for 2024. The event, held at Sinamay 1&2, Seda Central Bloc Cebu, Cebu IT Park, witnessed an enthusiastic gathering of members and attendees eager to gain insights and engage with notable speakers.

Positive Insights into Cebu’s Travel & Tourism

Director of Tourism Coordination and Regional Operations, Judilyn S. Quiachon

The event commenced on a vibrant note with the opening address by the Director of Tourism Coordination and Regional Operations, Judilyn S. Quiachon. Miss Quiachon’s presentation focused on the exciting prospects and developments in Cebu’s travel and tourism industry for the year 2024. She shed light on the remarkable achievements of Philippine tourism in 2023, providing valuable context for attendees. Miss Quiachon’s informative session set the tone for a day filled with inspiration and industry insights.

Oathtaking of the New HRRACI Officers

HRRACI New Set of Officers Oathtaking led by bai Hotel Cebu General Manager Alfred Reyes, who is re-elected as President of HRRACI.

Following the enlightening discourse by Miss Quiachon, the spotlight shifted to the induction of HRRACI’s new set of officers. These accomplished individuals will play a pivotal role in guiding the organization forward, ensuring its continued success. The new officers and their respective establishments include:

HRRACI Officers

  • President: Vice President Operations and General Manager of Bai Hotel Cebu, Alfred Reyes
  • Executive Vice President: General Manager of Cebu Grand Hotel, Carlo Anton Suarez
  • Executive Vice President:  General Manager of Seda Ayala Center Cebu, Gwendolyn Dela Cruz
  • Vice President – Hotels:  General Manager of Quest Hotel and Conference Center Cebu, Mia Leon
  • Vice President – Allied Suppliers: Managing Director of CGM Hotel Consultancy, Carmela Malagar
  • Secretary:  Dean in School of Business and Management, University of Southern Philippines Foundation, Dr. Venus Empuerto
  • Treasurer:  Assistant General Manager of San Remigio Beach Club, Jane Antonnette Ynoc

Board Of Trustees

  • Human Resource Manager of Plantation Bay, Coleen Barcelona
  • Dean of College of Hospitality, Tourism, and Management, Dr. Grayfield Bajao
  • General Manager of Seaside Resort and Spa, Eya Shrimski
  • General Manager of Seda Central Bloc Cebu, Ron Manalang
  • Owner of Brick Lane Donut, Allen Andre Suarez
  • Asset Manager of AppleOne Properties, Samantha Manigsaca
  • President of Krumble Incorporated, Michael Sharpe

PWD and Senior Citizen’s Consumer Rights Advocacy

Provincial Director of the Department of Trade and Industry, Rose Mae Quinanola

The event continued its educational journey with the enlightening presentation by the Provincial Director of the Department of Trade and Industry, Rose Mae Quinanola. Her comprehensive discussion centered on the essential topic of “Consumer Rights and Privileges of Senior Citizens and Persons with Disabilities (PWD).” Attendees were actively engaged, posing questions and seeking clarifications from the expert speaker. Miss Quinanola’s expertise illuminated the rights and privileges that safeguard these vulnerable groups, fostering awareness and understanding among the audience.

Closing Remarks by HRRACI President

President of HRRACI, Alfred Reyes

The event’s grand finale featured a closing speech by the President of HRRACI, Alfred Reyes. In his address, Mister Reyes expressed his gratitude to all attendees and speakers. As well as the organizing committee for contributing to the success of the event. He reiterated the association’s unwavering commitment to promoting excellence in the hospitality and restaurant industry in Cebu. His inspiring words resonated with the audience, encapsulating the spirit of unity and dedication that defines HRRACI.

2024 1st GMM Wrap-up

The first HRRACI General Membership Meeting and Induction of Officers proved to be a remarkable event that combined education and industry insights. Also the celebration of new leadership. Attendees departed with a deeper understanding of the dynamic landscape of Cebu’s travel.  Altogether with  tourism sector and a heightened awareness of consumer rights and privileges.

As HRRACI continues its journey of excellence, the future holds promise for enhanced collaboration and professional growth. As well as positive contributions to the industry.

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