12/12/2012: 8TH AMBASSADORS, CONSULS GENERAL AND TOURISM DIRECTORS TOUR (ACGTDT) AND SECOND FILIPINO-AMERICAN YOUTH LEADERSHIP PROGRAM (FAYLP) TO THE PHILIPPINES
The Philippine Consulate General wishes to invite interested parties to join the annual Ambassadors, Consuls General and Tourism Directors Tour (ACGTDT) to the Philippines scheduled to be held from 9 to 12 July 2013.
The ACGTDT is a project of the Philippine Foreign Service Posts in the United States and Canada, including the Philippine Consulates General in Guam, in cooperation with representatives of the Department of Tourism assigned in key cities in North America. It aims to promote the Philippines not only as a tourist destination but also as a viable investment option and/or retirement haven. It caters to foreign nationals as well as to former Filipinos and dual citizens. This year is the eight time the project is being undertaken by the Philippine Embassies in Washington DC and in Ottawa, and by the Philippine Consulates in Agana, Chicago, Honolulu, Los Angeles, San Francisco, New York, Vancouver and Toronto.
The tour package will include accommodation for 4 days and 3 nights, a visit to tourism sites in nearby provinces and a visit to the Malacañang Palace to have an audience and a photo opportunity with the President of the Philippines.
Last year, 388 participants joined the ACGTDT, 20 of whom were from Guam.
Also, to coincide with the ACGTD, the second Filipino-American Youth Leadership Program (FAYLP) which started in July 2012 will also take place in the Philippines on 7 to 9 July 2012. Initiated by Ambassador Jose L. Cuisia, Jr., it was designed to tap the leadership and talent of second generation Filipino-American achievers. Interested applicants (aged 18 to 40) are also encouraged to join the FAYLP.
While the details of the tour package are still being finalized, interested participants are encouraged to "save the date" or block off their calendars on the mentioned dates to avoid conflict with other travel plans.
For more information on the ACGTDT and FAYLP, please contact Ms. Mildred Sayurin at telephone nos. 646-4620/30.END