Site Inspection by Berkman Int’l, Inc. & DOT-RO8


As part of the Samar Island Tourism Master Development Plan Project of DOT, consultants from Berkman International, Inc. and from DOT-RO8 visited Catbalogan City on April 07, 2011 specifically at Buri Island, being the identified and proposed tourism site of the City Government of Catbalogan.

The team was assisted by Assistant City Planning and Development Coordinating Officer / Tourism Officer-Designate Raulito Reyes and City Councilor Stephany Uy-Tan. Also present were from Samar Provincial Tourism Council represented by Samar Chamber of Commerce and Industy President Dr. Dominador Cabanganan and Ms. Rosalina Golong from the Provincial Agriculture’s Office along with Department of Trade and Industry-Samar representative Maricel Navarra.

The consultants went to Barangay Cabugawan and Barangay Estaka to get a perspective around the island. To get a top view around the island, the team was gladly entertained at the residence of Mr. Gerry Muñoz who warmly welcomed the guests.

The team of consultants were Dr. Victoria Apuan, a Sociologist and Gender Specialist; Professor Reil Cruz, the Marketing Specialist and the Dean of the Asian Institute of Management; and Architect Aaron Lecciones, an Architechtural Designer.

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