Cagayan Valley and Northern Philippine Islands

DOT Region 2 Unveils Commemorative Marker to Celebrate 50th Anniversary

In a momentous event during the year-end celebration on December 27, 2023, the Department of Tourism (DOT) Region 2, under the visionary leadership of Regional Director Troy Alexander G Miano, proudly unveiled a commemorative marker at Carig Sur, Tuguegarao City, Cagayan, to mark the 50th Anniversary of the Department of Tourism.

The unveiling ceremony, graced by the esteemed presence of Reverend Father Dante Sabban, witnessed the unfolding of a significant symbol that captures the rich history and milestones of the DOT-Region 2. The marker serves as a testament to the unwavering dedication and contributions of the DOT in promoting tourism and cultural heritage within the region.

Highlighted on the marker are key milestones, artfully narrated by the esteemed past Regional Directors, including the incumbent RD Troy Alexander G Miano, and the pioneer employees who have been instrumental in shaping the Department of Tourism since its establishment in the region.


The unveiling ceremony was attended by former Regional Directors Virgilio Maguigad, now the Director of the DOT-Office of Tourism Standards and Regulations, and Fanibeth Domingo. Their presence added a nostalgic touch to the celebration, as they shared insights and memories from their respective tenures, contributing to the rich tapestry of the DOT-Region 2’s history.


One of the distinctive features of the marker is the inclusion of the names of the present workforce of the DOT Regional Office, symbolizing continuity and the shared commitment to the Department’s mission and vision.


Director Troy Alexander G Miano expressed his gratitude to everyone who has been part of the DOT-Region 2’s journey over the past five decades, stating, “This marker is not just a symbol; it is a reflection of the dedication, hard work, and passion that have fueled the Department of Tourism in Region 2 for the past 50 years. It is a tribute to all those who have played a role, big or small, in making our region a vibrant and thriving destination.”


The unveiling ceremony was a poignant moment, combining reverence for the past, celebration of the present, and anticipation for the future of tourism in Region 2. As the DOT-Region 2 looks back on its achievements, it also sets its sights on new horizons, committed to fostering sustainable and inclusive tourism for the years to come.#

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