Local UN panel discussion highlights sustainable tourism, development

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By: Therese Baldemor

In line with the institution of the United Nations, the MOVE and Stylo Kai Charti (SKC) clubs of the Humanities and Social Sciences department have prepared a symposium for the Junior High and Senior High School students last October 12, 2017 at the Gymnasium 1 of the Father Louis Chauvet building.

Eight students were chosen to be representatives of different countries which are affiliated with the organization. The delegates have discussed the current status and the distinct tourist spots of their respective nations in accord with the “International Year of Sustainable Tourism for Development” as declared by the United Nations.

The following students are the participants for the event with their respective nations: Vrandon Bonifacio for the United State of America, Jerome Bulayungan for Japan, Rasheed Custodio for Spain, Robert Martin Reyes for France, Beatrice Arboleda for Singapore, Carissa Ann King for the Philippines, and Monica Manansala for Madagascar.

Carissa Ann King, a delegate for the United Nations symposium this year, said, “It was indeed an honor for me to become a part of this symposium where you’ll be able to represent a country with pride and dignity. As it was to related to the UN 2017’s theme, students will be able to be flexible on the needs and in dire preservation of beauty within a country.”