‘Boost domestic tourism thru research-based projects’ — DOT research arm

Published August 26, 2020, 5:57 PM

by Hanah Tabios

The Nayong Pilipino Foundation’s (NPF) Research  Institute officially launched on Tuesday “Project Pagsibol” which aims to aid the Department of Tourism (DOT) in creating research-based projects and policies to enrich its current domestic tourism program. 


The NPF said the case studies will focus on its four research interests, namely Philippine Natural and Cultural Heritage, Cultural and Creative Industries, Sustainable Cultural Heritage Tourism and Ecotourism, and Tourism Governance. 

The DOT-attached agency said individuals, as well as private and public organizations, may submit case study proposals for their previous or ongoing projects related to the NPF’s research interests. 

“Applicants whose proposals are accepted will write 8,000 to 10,000-word case studies to be peer-reviewed. The final output will be circulated to the DOT, the relevant local government unit, and other related government agencies, to be used as a reference for project formulation and policy-making,” it said. 

Some of the approved case studies include “The Ecotourism Programs and Governance of the Manta Bowl Dive Site in the Ticao-Burias Pass Protected Seascape”; “Identifying Key Issues in the Conservation, Management and Use of the Biak-na-Bato Cave in Bulacan”; “The Malong Industry in Sultan Kudarat, Maguindanao”; “An Evaluation of Project Busilak, the Cultural Mapping Project of the National Commission on Culture and the Arts’ subcommission on Cultural Heritage, which was implemented in the Province of Capiz”; and “The social and economic benefits of minimally intrusive, eco-tourism practice in Bojo River, Alonginsan, Cebu.”

The deadline for submissions is on September 20, 2020.  Case studies may be submitted through these links: https://bit.ly/ProjectPagsibolApplicationKalibaian and https://bit.ly/ProjectPagsibolApplicationBakawanMangkono