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Mandaluyong hosts good governance symposium 

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Mandaluyong City, under the leadership of Vice Mayor Menchie Abalos, took center stage as it hosted the highly anticipated 2nd Quarterly Board Meeting and Symposium on the Seal of Good Governance Indicator on Tourism, Heritage Development, Culture, and Arts organized by the Association of Tourism Officers - National Capital Region (ATO-NCR). The event took place at the prestigious Wack Wack Golf and Country Club, welcoming esteemed participants from across the region.

The gathering served as a platform for tourism officers, government officials, and industry experts to come together and discuss strategies and initiatives aimed at promoting good governance in the realm of tourism, heritage development, culture, and arts. With Mandaluyong City as the host, it was an opportunity for the local government to showcase its achievements and share best practices with fellow stakeholders.

Vice Mayor Menchie Abalos expressed her warm welcome to all the participants and emphasized the significance of the event in advancing the city's commitment to good governance. She highlighted Mandaluyong City's efforts in elevating tourism, preserving cultural heritage, and nurturing the arts, all contributing to the city's overall development and progress.


The symposium featured a diverse range of topics, including sustainable tourism practices, cultural preservation, arts promotion, and community engagement. Renowned experts and speakers from various fields shared their insights, experiences, and success stories, inspiring attendees to implement innovative approaches and strategies in their respective areas of responsibility.

During the event, Mandaluyong City's achievements in the tourism and cultural sectors were showcased. The city's commitment to preserving heritage sites, promoting local artists, and fostering community participation in cultural events garnered praise from the participants. Mandaluyong City's Seal of Good Governance was recognized as a testament to its dedication to transparency, accountability, and excellence in governance.

Vice Mayor Menchie Abalos expressed her gratitude to ATO-NCR for choosing Mandaluyong City as the host and acknowledged the collaborative efforts of the local government, tourism officers, and other stakeholders in promoting good governance and sustainable development. She reiterated the city's commitment to continually improve its tourism offerings, preserve its rich cultural heritage, and provide a nurturing environment for the arts to flourish.

The 2nd Quarterly Board Meeting and Symposium on the Seal of Good Governance Indicator on Tourism, Heritage Development, Culture, and Arts served as a platform for knowledge sharing, networking, and collaboration among tourism professionals and stakeholders in the National Capital Region. The event underscored the importance of good governance in driving tourism growth, preserving cultural heritage, and fostering artistic endeavors.


As the symposium concluded, participants left inspired and equipped with valuable insights and ideas to implement in their respective jurisdictions. The event's success reaffirmed Mandaluyong City's position as a leader in good governance and its dedication to fostering a vibrant and inclusive tourism industry.

Mandaluyong City welcomes visitors and stakeholders alike to experience its thriving tourism scene, rich cultural heritage, and dynamic arts community. The city's commitment to good governance and sustainable development ensures that Mandaluyong will continue to flourish as a prime destination, offering memorable experiences to all who visit.

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