Read 32 times | Posted on October 13, 2015
By: Joe Palabao
BUSINESS Week Mindanao and Mindanao Daily News recently presented to Regional Director Catalino ‘Butch’ E. Chan 111-TOURISM CZAR for Northern Mindanao Award 2015. The Prestigious Plaque of Recognition is given to him as he brought Northern Mindanao to the global tourism industry, his invaluable support to Tapok Kagay-anon abroad held every year in different parts of the world.
He supports the enrichment and preservation of the indigenous peoples (IPs) culture arts and tradition through festivals in Mindanao. As such, in 2013 he was officially adopted as one of the new ethnic leaders with an investiture ceremony “Paratuan Ritual” with a red ‘tubaw’ on his head as “DATO MAKAUGHOP” being a kind and progressive leader of the Manobo tribe of Quezon, Bukidnon, Philippines.
He is behind the success of the long running for the Search of Singing Ambassadors of the Region and the winners are tagged as Singing Ambassadors and Singing Minstrels in the Philippines. He catapulted Region as a tourism destination through his annual PASUNDAYAG NORTHERN MINDANAO which is being held every year in different parts of the country, Pasundayag 2016 will be held in Baguio SM Mall, Colorful Festivals, P.E. Rhythmic Dance Festival and the Educational Tour for the Less-Privileged Children of the Region.
Furthermore, in twelve (12) years as a Regional Director, Butch Chan has helped propel and reach to the highest level the extreme adventures of the Region like white water rafting, zips, scuba diving, mountain climbing, trekking, spelunking, motor cross and recently the bivouac extreme adventure of Quezon, Bukidnon and other extreme adventure challenges adventure of the Region.
For him more extreme activities, more local, domestic and foreign tourists will visit the Region and will boost our local economies and be part of the theme for this year’s NATIONAL TOURISM WEEK CELEBRATION: ‘ONE BILLION TOURISTS, ONE BILLION OPPORTUNITIES’.
The prestigious plaque of recognition “TOURISM CZAR” was presented to Regional Director Catalino ‘Butch’ E. Chan 111 by Dante M. Sudaria-President/CEO of Business Week Mindanao Corporation during the launching of Festival of Festivals-“HIMAMAT 2016”-A Festival for Peace and Cultural Understanding of the Region SM City Cagayan de Oro in time for the National Tourism Week Celebration last September 24, 2015. The festival is considered as one the grandiose festivals of the country in 2016 and is being supported by the Department of Tourism X through the leadership of Tourism Czar Catalino ‘Butch’ E. Chan 111.