KORONADAL CITY – Jesus Lagutan and Shyla Vee Fabuna of Tacurong City coached won the 2nd Region XII Tourism Quiz Bowl Contest organized by the Department of Tourism XII in partnership with the Local Government Unit of Tacurong.

The winning pair was coached by by Fretch Nocete.

The annual quiz bowl contest was aired live on September 29 via Notre Dame Broadcasting Corporation Stations in Cotabato City, Kidapawan City and Koronadal City.

Seven pairs were challenged into a 20 quiz question about tourism in the Philippines. The contingents came from Cotabato City, Tacurong City, Kidapawan City, Koronadal City, South Cotabato Province, Cotabato Province and Sarangani Province.

Runner Ups were awarded with trophies, medals, and certificates, while the first runner up and champion were given tour packages to Lake Sebu and New Israel sponsored by the local government units, all three winners were awarded with modest cash prizes.

The Tourism Quiz Bowl was sponsored by Baras Bird Sanctuary, Notre Dame Tacurong College, K’datu Souvenirs, Monte Vicenteau Resort, Mountain Lake Eco Resort, Local Government Units South Cotabato and Cotabato Province.

DOT Regional Director Nelly Nita Dillera said “one of our audiences are the youth sector, this is actually a preparation to them since our contestants are students whose courses are related to tourism… This is imperative because they will not just learn what their teachers are teaching them at school, but also what is happening in the real world…our questions actually are very practical, very realistic.”

“We used radio for the first time because we realize it has a wider reach so that we will not only teach the students about tourism but also those who are listening in their houses,” she added.

The tourism quiz bowl is one of the highlights of the activities being conducted by the DOT in line with the celebration of the month of Tourism every September, this year’s theme is “Tourism and Community Development. (Source: DOT NEWS)