2018 ATOP - DOT Pearl Awards Winners

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Launched in 2005 during the 6th Association of Tourism Officers in the Philippines (ATOP) National Convention in Bacolod City, ATOP-DOT Best Tourism Practices of the Philippines Awards was established to recognize exceptional tourism practices in the country. [Read: ANAHAW Philippine Sustainable Tourism Certification Awardees]


This year's ATOP-DOT Pearl Awardees were announced during the last day of the 19th  ATOP National Convention held in Misamis Oriental. Below is the list of winners.

Best Tourism Month/Week Celebration (Municipal Level)
2nd Place: Municipality of Dueñas, Iloilo
1st Place: Municipality of Bayambang, Pangasinan

Best Tourism Month/Week Celebration (City Level)
2nd Place: City of Antipolo Rizal
1st Place & Hall of Fame Award: Sagay City, Negros Occidental

Best Tourism Month/Week Celebration (Provincial Level)
2nd Place: Province of Compostela Valley
1st Place & Hall of Fame Award: Province of Capiz

Most Outstanding Tourism Officers
Iloilo Tourism Officers Association (ITOA)

Most Oustanding Tourism Officer
Junel Ann P. Divinagracia (Tourism Officer, Iloilo City)

Best Tourism-Oriented LGU (Municipal Level)
2nd Place: Municipality of Mauban, Quezon
1st Place: Municipality of Tanay, Rizal

Best Tourism-Oriented LGU (City Level)
3rd Place: City of Bacoor, Cavite
2nd Place: City of Ilagan, Isabela
1st Place & Hall of Fame Award: Tagum City, Davao del Norte

Best Tourism-Oriented LGU (City Level)
3rd Place:  Province of Samar
2nd Place: Davao del Norte
1st Place: Province Ilocos Norte

Best Tourism Event Sports / Adventure (Municipal Level)
Special Award: Tanay Rodeo - Tanay, Rizal
3rd Place: Pulilan Bike Fest - Pulilan, Bulacan
2nd Place: Rurumba Adventure Race - San Jose, Northern Samar
1st Place: Abre-Grande Lawig 2017 - Palompon, Leyte

Best Tourism Event Sports / Adventure (City Level)
Tourism Kite Festival City of Sipalay

Best Tourism Event Sports / Adventure (Provincial Level)
Lakbike Turismo 2017 - Province of Bulacan

Best Tourism Event Festival Category (Municipal Level)
Special Award: 23rd Simballay Festival - Nabunturan, Compostela Valley Province
Citation: Strawberry Festival 2017 - La Trinidad Benguet
3rd Place: Kneeling Carabao Festival - Pulilan, Bulacan
2nd Place: Liliw Gat Tayaw Tsinelas Festival - Liliw, Laguna
1st Place: Banaag Festival - Anilao Iloilo

Best Tourism Event Festival Category (City Level)
Special Award: Puto Latik Festival - Binan, Laguna
Citation: Liwanag ng Pasko sa San Jose - San Jose, Nueva Ecija
3rd Place: Kadayawan sa Davao Festival 2017 - Davao City
2nd Place: Fiesta Republica - A Festival of Filipino History - Malolos, Bulacan
1st Place: Bakood Festival 2017 - Bacoor City

Best Tourism Event Festival Category (Provincial Level)
3rd Place: Kadagayaan Festival (Province of Davao del Norte)
2nd Place: Pasungko S’g Misamis Occidental (Province of Misamis Occidental)
1st Place: Singkaban Festival (Province of Bulacan)

Best Practices on Community-based Responsible Tourism (Community-Based Responsible Tourism Campaign or Event / Joint Program or Project)
3rd Place: Sizzling Sisig Babi: An Intangible Heritage of Angeles City - Angeles City, Pampanga
2nd Place: The Suyac Island Journey: Coastal Communities Resource Advocacies to Boost Sustainability (CCRABS) - Sagay City, Negros Occidental
1st Place: Tagumpay Gulayan Program - Tagum City, Davao del Norte

Best Practices on Community-Based Responsible Tourism (Community-Based Tourism Enterprise or Services)
3rd Place: Villa Conzoilo Farm (Province of Leyte)
2nd Place: Cadimahan River Tour (City of Roxas)
1st Place: Ulot Torpedo Boat Extreme Ride (Province of Samar)

Best Practices on Community-Based Responsible Tourism (Community Based Heritage Conservation Project/Program)
3rd Place: Hanas Kina-Adman Dueñasanon sa Pag-HAbol 2017 (Municipality of Dueñas, Iloilo)
2nd Place: Empowering the Dumagats-Remintados of Rodriguez, Rizal (Municipality of Rodriguez, Rizal)
1st Place:  Ing Banal A Batuin Queng Magalang: Lubenas Ning Pasku (Municipality of Magalang, Pampanga)


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