ABOUT US

The Organization

Vision

COHREP is the leading academic professional organization promoting quality Hospitality and Tourism Education in the Philippines.

Mission

To promote teaching excellence in hospitality education by providing venues to transform educators into confident and values-laden professionals, committed to the development of competent graduates with employable skills.

Objectives

  • To partner with industry and government in developing qualifications and standards that will ensure the quality of hospitality education in the country.
  • To support research and creative endeavors in the field of hospitality education, as well as dissemination of their results, in order to make valuable contributions to the existing body of knowledge.
  • To be at the forefront of advocacy for national and international issues affecting hospitality education and the industry.
  • To establish and maintain local and global institutional linkages in order to cooperatively address relevant issues.
  • To foster unity and collegiality among members in the pursuit of mutual interests.

Corporate Philosophy

Core Values

  • Pursuit of higher levels of excellence in hospitality education;
  • Keeping abreast with advances in hospitality management and technology;
  • Partnering harmoniously with stakeholders;
  • Commitment to the ideals of the teaching profession;
  • Uncompromising adherence to the COHREP Code of Ethics

 

Code of Ethics

We accept our responsibility in the holistic development of the student; therefore, we recognize the need to be guided by a set of values, principles and competencies.

The Members of the Council shall commit to the achievement of the following goals:

  • Hone the total development of the student in preparation for a career and life in hospitality practice and education;
  • Reward and celebrate the student’s individual talents, creativity, perseverance, achievements, and at the same time accept accountability for the student’s formation;
  • Recognize the role of stakeholders (parents, community, school, government and industry) as partners in molding our students as future hospitality practitioners;
  • Exemplifying desirable personal traits such as integrity, justice and the ability to set positive classroom atmosphere conducive to learning;
  • Sustain a proactive vision of professional growth and development in classroom management and leadership training, with continuous guidance and support of school administration.

Our History

The Council of Hotel and Restaurant Educators of the Philippines was established in 1989 by a group of Hotel and Restaurant Administration faculty members with Dr. Ignacio Pablo elected as founding president. The other members were Olga Santos, Milagros Lim, Gloria Siy, Austin Dy, Wilhelmina Baylon, Noemi Cancio, Adela Jamorabo, Sylvia Ama, Norma Compuesto, Evangeline Timbang and Antonia Vialu. The group felt that with the growing needs of the HRA program, there was need to form a professional organization that would ensure the quality of program offerings by addressing needs of educators and helping each other meet quality standards. In 1991, the COHREP filed its SEC registration and was formally recognized in 1992.



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The Board

Dr. Rowena P. Sagaysay, President

Dr. Sagaysay is an academic consultant and administrator with over fifteen years experience in educational management coupled with relevant experience in hospitality business operations.

A quality management systems consultant involved in systems analysis, quality systems audit, procedures, policy development, operations management and facilities design.

At the moment, she is a consultant and professor at Southville International School and Colleges affiliated with Foreign Universities - School of Hospitality Management, Business and Tourism Management. 

She is also a part time faculty at St. Scholastica College, Assumption College and College of the Holy Spirit and a freelance business consultant. Like Eleanor Roosevelt, she believes that "the future belongs to those who believes in the beauty of their dreams".

Prof. Joji Ilagan Bian, Vice President

Joji Ilagan Bian is the chairperson and founder of eight schools and one call center namely : Joji Ilagan Foundation, Inc. – College of Business and Tourism, Stockbridge American International School (Davao and General Santos), JIB E-Academy and Solutions, Jib Welding Academy, International Culinary and Hospitality Entrepreneurship (IChef), International School of Hotel and Tourism Mgt (General Santos City), International Management School Of Tourism And Entrepreneurship, Career Institute Of Southeast Asia and Six Eleven Global Solutions (Call Center).

Aside from being a successful businesswoman, Joji Ilagan Bian is also connected to some of the country’s prestigious business groups. Her professional affiliations include : Mindanao Technical Vocation Schools Association (Founding Chair), Mindanao Commission of Women (Vice Chair), Brunei Indonesia Malaysia Philippines Socio Cultural Education Cluster, Philippine Call Centers Alliance (Founding Chair), Council of Hotel and Restaurant Educators of the Philippines (National Board), Council of Hotel and Restaurant Educators of the Philippines – Region XI (Founding Chair), Asia pacific Council of Hotel and Restaurant Institution (Treasurer).

Dr. Mitchell A. Borja, Board of Director in Charge for NCR

Dr. Mitch Borja is the Dean of Arellano University School of Tourism and Hospitality Management Main Campus. He is a graduate of Bachelor of Science in Hotel and Restaurant Management at The Philippine Women’s University. Acquired his Master of Science in Hotel and Restaurant Management and his Doctor of Business Management, with Specialization in Hospitality Management at The Philippine Women’s University, Dissertation: “Best Practices of Higher Education Institutions: Basis for the Development of a Proposed Quality Assurance Model for Hospitality Management Education”.

He is a member of PACUCOA (Philippine Association of Colleges and Universities Commission on Accreditation) CHRIE (Council on Hotel Restaurant and Institutional Education, Active Member, Washington DC, USA) COHREP (Council of Hotel and Restaurant Educators of the Philippines, Board of Director, Makati, Manila Philippines) HRAP (Hotel and Restaurant Association of the Philippines, Member, Intramuros, Manila) TESCU (Tourism Educators, Schools, Colleges and Universities,) and RQAT (Regional Quality Assurance Team Region IV-A).

Dr. Mark Irvin C. Celis, Board of Director in Charge for Zamboanga Peninsula

Dr. Mark Celis is the Dean of the College of International Tourism and Hospitality Management, Manager of LPU-Cavite Assessment Center, and Director of Center for Technical Education of the Lyceum of the Philippines University, Cavite. He holds a graduate degree in International Hospitality Management and Business Administration and a post graduate degree in Business Administration.  

He is a Certified Hospitality Educator awarded by the American Hotel and Lodging Educational Institute (AHLEI) and a licensed TESDA trainer and assessor for Cookery NC II. His research background includes publications, presentations, and paper reviewer in various international and local research journals and conferences. He authored books in food service, front office, and other tourism and hospitality courses. His experience in the academe ranges from being a faculty member to being the Dean of Graduate School and the College of International Tourism and Hospitality Management. In 2013, he participated in the Faculty Exchange Program in South Korea.

He is tapped by both private and government agencies to ensure quality in hospitality and tourism education in the Philippines. He serves as, PACUCOA Accreditor, CHED Rqat IV  Member, TESDA TM Trainer and Assessor, DOT, TESDA, and TIBFI – National ASEAN Master Assessor, and ISO 9001 Internal Auditor.

He is a frequent guest speaker, lecturer, research adviser and panelist and judge in various hospitality and tourism academic events. His humble beginning in the hospitality industry started when he worked as a Front Office Associate in an international hotel chain. At present, he is working as a part time resort business consultant.

Dr. Nanette Fernandez-Señeres, Assistant Secretary, Board of Director

Dr. Nanette Fernandez-Señeres took up Bachelor of Science in Tourism (UST), Masters in Business Administration (UST), and Doctor of Philosophy in Educational Management (UPHLP). Dr. Señeres was the former Dean for International Hospitality Management of Enderun Colleges, and Director for School Operations of Ayala Education, Inc. She was an Expat Lecturer at KDU College University Malaysia for two years.  She was part of the opening team of Makati Shangri-La Hotel. She started teaching after completing her MBA and was connected with various universities and colleges including University of the East, St. Scholastica’s College, Lyceum of the Philippines, La Consolacion College, St. Paul University, and University of Santo Tomas. She currently manages the COHREP website.

She is a mother, author, researcher, trainor, and entrepreneur. Her interests include travel, technology, gadgets, theater, reading, swimming, performing arts, and music.

 

Dr. Cecilia C. Uncad, Board of Director

Dr. Cecilia C. Uncad is the current Dean of the School of Nutrition and Hospitality Management of Centro Escolar University. She has been actively involved in Hospitality Management education for almost 29 years, with 19 of these years in both teaching and administrative capacity. She initiated the offering of the Master of Science in Hospitality Management (Hotel and Restaurant Management) at Centro Escolar University. She is part of the CHED NCR Regional Quality Assurance Team for BS HRM and BS Tourism Management programs since 2003 to the present.

Under her leadership, Centro Escolar University became the first Philippine university to receive the ASEAN University Network Certification for its Hotel and Restaurant Management and Tourism Management programs.

Prof. Raymund Gerard I. Guererro, Board of Director

Raymund Gerard I. Guerrero is an Assistant Professor at the University of the Philippines, College of Home Economics, Department of Hotel, Restaurant and Institution Management and currently the Department Chair. He is a graduate of Bachelor of Arts in Philosophy, Bachelor of Science in Hotel and Restaurant Administration and Master of Business Administration all from the University of Philippines . 

In 2009, he was sent by the University of Philippines to Woosong University, Daejeon, South Korea as an Exchange Professor.

Before joining the academe in 2003 he was with the hospitality industry occupying different positions at the Rooms Division of the Westin Philippine Plaza (Now Sofitel Philippine Plaza) until his retirement as Reservations Manager. During his stint at the Westin he was the resident trainor of its Front Office Department and he was also tasked to open the Westin Resorts Hotel in Tumon Bay, Guam.

His research interest is in Curriculum Studies and currently taking his Doctor of Philosophy in Education (Curriculum Studies) at the University of the Philippines.

Prof. Jocelyn Y. Camalig, Board of Director in Charge for Region VIII, Membership Committee Chair

Jocelyn Y. Camalig is the Hotel and Restaurant Administration Chairperson of the College of International Tourism and Hospitality Management at the Lyceum of the Philippines University Manila. She graduated from the University of the Philippines, Diliman Quezon with the degree in Master in Food Service Administration and Bachelor of Science in Hotel and Restaurant Administration. Currently, she is a Candidate for Doctor in Business Management at the Philippine Women’s University, Manila.

She is an Internal Auditor for the ISO 9001 -2015 (Quality Management System and the College Chair of Quality Circle 5, Research. She is a Certified Hospitality Educator (CHE), SERVSAFE practitioner and National Master Trainer/Assessor for Food and Beverage Service Division.

 

Prof. Rodolfo Cabardo, Board of Director in Charge for Region 8, Membership Committee Asst. Chair

Prof. Rodolfo "Rudie" Cabardo is an Associate Professor II and Internship Coordinator in a concurrent position at National University, Manila. He is a graduate of the Philippine Women's University with the degree in Masters of Science in Hotel and Restaurant Management and Bachelors of Science in Hotel and Restaurant Management. 

Prior to his joining in the academe in 2005, he honed himself with eighteen years extensive experience in Retail Sales and Food Service Operations, Human Resources - Training and Organizational Development and freelance consultancy in Food Service Operations and Business Development in various companies.

Dr. Milton Nunga, Board of Director, Community Outreach Chair

Dr. Milton Nunga completed his PhD in Educational Management from Polytechnic University of Manila. He also holds a Masters in Business Administration from the Lyceum of the Philippines University, and a Bachelor of Science in Hotel and Restaurant Management degree from Philippine Women’s University.  His academic career began in 1996 teaching in various colleges and universities such as Lyceum of the Philippines, Far Eastern University, Arellano University, and Holy Angel University, Centro Escolar University, and STI College. He has several TESDA qualifications and has won awards and recognition from cooking, baking, and service competitions. 

He was elected as Board of Director for COHREP in 2016. He is currently teaching at the School of International Hospitality Management of La Consolacion College, Manila.

Dr. Ephraimuel Jose L. Abellana, Board of Director

Dr. Ephraimuel Jose Loperez-Abellana is the new Appointed Dean of the Philippine Women’s University’s School of Hospitality Management, Academic Year 2019-2020.  Dr. Abellana started his teaching career in 2002 and has many years of experience in the academe and hospitality industry as well as in airline ground-handling and restaurant services. 

Prior to coming to Philippine Women’s University, Dr. Abellana worked at the Far Eastern University where he was the Institute Associate Dean, and as Program Head of the Hotel and Restaurant Management department. His research is focused on hospitality and tourism planning and development, sustainability in tourism, entrepreneurship and business. He has attended research conferences either as a presenter or as the session chair locally and internationally. These assignments brought him to places such as New Zealand, Republic of India, South Korea, Indonesia, Republic of Taiwan, Hong Kong, and his native country, the Philippines. He has published his researches in a referred international journal publications like the International Journal Culture and Tourism; the Korean Academic Society of Culture and Tourism and the Amity Research Journal of Tourism, Aviation and Hospitality.

Dean Prime has received numerous awards and citations in his teaching profession. He is a Certified Hospitality Educator; Certified Guest Service Professional (in Tourism, Golden opportunities and Making Connections); a Certified Security Lodging Officer recognized by the reputable certification body, the American Hotel and Lodging Educational Institutions (AHLEI) and a Certified ServSafe Manager by the American National Standards Institute and Restaurant Association Solutions. He is one of the founding members of Tourism Security Professionals Association of Davao Incorporated (TSPADI).

He sits as Research Panel Chair of students’ final paper presentations in the different universities. He has reviewed research papers here and abroad like the Asia Pacific Council on Hotel, Restaurant and Institution (APacCHRIE), and the University of San Jose-Recoletos Multi-disciplinary Journal. He has co-authored books in Food and Beverage Service Procedures, Resort Management, Dessert Merchandising and Basic Baking. 

Dr. Abellana conducts seminars on the fundamentals of research and team building talks in the industry as well as different professional hospitality organizations and universities all over the Philippines. He is an elected National Board of Director (for the Education Committee) to the Council of Hotel and Restaurant Educators of the Philippines (COHREP).

Dean Prime is a Cebuano. More often, he travels thrice a year to Cebu. He is happily married for 13 years now to Dr. Janice Alejo-Abellana, an alumna of the PWU-JASMS in Quezon City. His wife is an FEU IT Professor and a researcher. What they enjoy most together is visiting their farm and properties in West Cebu every semester break and in the summer.

Prof. Joji Ilagan Bian, President

Joji Ilagan Bian is the chairperson and founder of eight schools and one call center namely that are all well-known in whole Mindanao: Joji Ilagan Foundation, Inc. – College of Business and Tourism, Stockbridge American International School (Davao and General Santos), JIB E-Academy and Solutions, Jib Welding Academy, International Culinary and Hospitality Entrepreneurship (IChef), International School of Hotel and Tourism Mgt ( General Santos City), International Management School Of Tourism And Entrepreneurship, Career Institute Of Southeast Asia and Six Eleven Global Solutions (Call Center).

Aside from being a successful business, Joji Ilagan Bian is also connected to some of the country’s prestigious business groups. Her professional affiliations includes: Mindanao Technical Vocation Schools Association (Founding Chair), Mindanao Commission of Women (Vice Chair), Brunei Indonesia Malaysia Philippines Socio-Cultural Education Cluster, Philippine Call Centers Alliance (Founding Chair), Council of Hotel and Restaurant Educators of the Philippines (National Board), Council of Hotel and Restaurant Educators of the Philippines – Region XI (Founding Chair), Asia pacific Council of Hotel and Restaurant Institution (Treasurer).

Dr. Mark Irvin C. Celis, Vice President, Board of Director in Charge for Region XI

Dr. Mark Irvin C. Celis is the Dean of the College of International Tourism and Hospitality Management, Manager of LPU-Cavite Assessment Center, and Director of Center for Technical Education of the Lyceum of the Philippines University, Cavite. He holds a graduate degree in International Hospitality Management and Business Administration and a postgraduate degree in Business Administration.   

He is a Certified Hospitality Educator awarded by the American Hotel and Lodging Educational Institute (AHLEI) and a licensed TESDA trainer and assessor for Cookery NC II. His research background includes publications, presentations, and paper reviewer in various international and local research journals and conferences. He authored books in food service, front office, and other tourism and hospitality courses. His experience in the academe ranges from being a faculty member to being the Dean of Graduate School and the College of International Tourism and Hospitality Management. In 2013, he participated in the Faculty Exchange Program in South Korea.

He is tapped by both private and government agencies to ensure quality in hospitality and tourism education in the Philippines. He serves as, PACUCOA Accreditor, CHED Rqat IV  Member, TESDA TM Trainer and Assessor, DOT, TESDA, and TIBFI-National ASEAN Master Assessor, and ISO 9001 Internal Auditor.

He is a frequent guest speaker, lecturer, research adviser and panelist and judge in various hospitality and tourism academic events. His humble beginning in the hospitality industry started when he worked as a Front Office Associate in an international hotel chain. At present, he is working as a part time resort business consultant.

Dr. Angelina Josefina U. Blanco, Secretary

Dr. Angie Blanco is a graduate of Doctor of  Business Administration from the Philippine School of  Business Administration, Quezon City, Philippines. She took up her Master of  Business Administration at the University of the Philippines. She also completed her Bachelor of Science in Hotel and Restaurant Administration in the same university.

She is the current Dean/Director of  Career Development  and Placement  at the Asian School of  Hospitality  Arts  (ASHA) , Antipolo, Quezon City, Philippines. She helped open the hotel school in  2009 and  launched  three more  branches  in  2010 where she oversees the school operations of all campuses. She is also presently the National  Secretary of the  Board of the Association of  Human Resource Managers in the Hospitality Industry (AHRM).

Prof. Ramon Sun, Assistant Secretary

Mr. Sun completed his Bachelor of Business Administration from Silliman University and took up his MBA Program from Saint Louis University, Baguio and University of San Carlos, Cebu City. He took up Special Studies on Modern Hotel, Food Service and Tourism Management from the International Tourism Training School, Manila and formally had his Hotel Management exposure at the Century Park Sheraton Manila.

Mr. Sun has 25 years of experience handling corporate executive positions covering national and international operations.  His last stint was as Assistant Vice President of Marketing of Lactobacillus International Corporation.  He was also the Marketing Manager of Shemberg Marketing Corporation and Islands Souvenirs. He handled the Promotions and Merchandising of Wellcome Phils. Later, he became the Sales Manager for Vismin of Sterling Winthrop and Officer-in-Charge of Rentokil Initial Phils. He handled two International companies namely Yee Lee Trading (Malaysia) and Spritzer Drinks (Taiwan) as Country Marketing Relations in the Philippines.

Presently, he is a Marketing Resource and Consultant to Hotels, Supermarkets and Department Stores, Electric and Water Cooperatives, Colleges and Universities, etc. He handles the HM OJT Program of Colegio de Santa Catalina de Alejandria, Dumaguete City.  He is very active with the Philippine Marketing Association (PMA) and the Philippine Retailing Association (PRA).

Dr. Francia Yvette A. Magpantay, Treasurer

Dr. Francia Yvette A. Magpantay is currently the Dean of the College of Tourism and Hospitality Management at University of Batangas, Batangas Campus since October 2016. She became the department head of the college from June 2007 until October 2016. She started as instructor, also in the same university last June 2001. After graduation, she worked as a Front Desk Clerk at City Garden Hotel in Makati. Dr. Magpantay finished her Bachelor of Science in Hotel and Restaurant Management at St. Scholastica’s College Manila. She graduated with Masters in Business Management major in Hospitality Management at St. Paul University Manila last September 2007 and she got her Doctor of Business Management major in Hospitality Management at Philippine Women’s University last October 2012. She also earned her Diploma in Leadership and Management at Australian Skills Institute last November 2015.

Dr. Magpantay won second Runner up in the National Search for the 2016 Idol ng Tesda for the Wage employed category last September 22, 2016. She was also awarded as the 2012 Most Outstanding TESD Trainer for Private Institution. Moreover, Dr. Magpantay also finished the course for National Master Trainer/Assessor for Food and Beverage Services Division last May 2015. She also is a PACUCOA Accreditor and TESDA Trainer and Assessor for Tourism Sector. Her recent Research is on Farm Tourism Awareness and its Integration in the Curriculum of BS in International Hospitality Management and BS Tourism Management in CALABARZON. 

Dr. Milton Nunga, Assistant Treasurer

Dr. Milton Nunga completed his PhD in Educational Management from Polytechnic University of Manila. He also holds a Masters in Business Administration from the Lyceum of the Philippines University, and a Bachelor of Science in Hotel and Restaurant Management degree from Philippine Women’s University.  His academic career began in 1996 teaching in various colleges and universities such as Lyceum of the Philippines, Far Eastern University, Arellano University, and Holy Angel University, Centro Escolar University, and STI College. He has several TESDA qualifications and has won awards and recognition from cooking, baking, and service competitions. 

He was elected as Board of Director for COHREP in 2016. He is currently teaching at the School of International Hospitality Management of La Consolacion College, Manila.

Prof. Rennier T. Perez, Auditor, Awards Committee

Prof. Rennier T. Perez is currently the Dean for the College of Hospitality Management Systems Plus College Foundation, Angeles City. He is finishing his Doctor of Business Administration at the Angeles University Foundation. He holds a Master of Business Management and Bachelor of Science in Business Administration major in Hotel and Restaurant Management from Holy Angel University. Has more than 10 years of teaching experience in the field of Tourism and Hospitality Management. 

He is an active member of the Culinarya Pampanga movement, a network of chefs and restaurateurs founded in 2016 which was convened in Pampanga, Philippines. This movement aims to make a difference in the lives of the Filipino people as it carried identity as a roster of chefs who care for heritage, propagation of heirloom culinary traditions and culture to pass on to the next generation. He is an active Accreditor for Hospitality and Tourism Programs’ Faculty, Instruction and Laboratory Areas of the Philippine Association of Colleges and Universities Commission on Accreditation (PACUCOA).

Prof. Lee Majors M. Fajilan, Public Relations Officer, Board of Director in Charge for the Cordillera Administrative Region

Prof. Lee Majors M. Fajilan, holds a Bachelor of Science in Hotel and Restaurant Management from the Polytechnic University of the Philippines. He also finished his Masters of Management from the University of the Philippines, Baguio City. He is currently taking up his PhD in Management at Saint Louis University, Baguio City.

At present, he is a Professor for Hospitality and Tourism Management Department at Saint Louis University, Baguio City.  He teaches Asian and International Management in the Graduate Studies of SLU.  He also teaches basic French.

He worked at Discovery Suites Ortigas Center, Pasig City from 1999 to 2006 holding various positions in the Front Desk, Rooms Division, and Banquet and Sales Catering Departments. He is also doing Consultancy Work for 1966 Real Estate Corporation, Lafayette Luxury Suites Resort.

He is a resource and motivational speaker specializing on customer service and international travel and tours.  He has visited over 80 countries and territories around the world. 

Prof. Rhoda Austria, Ethics Committee, Board of Director in Charge for Region IV

Rhoda has been actively involved in Hospitality Management education for more than 20 years. She started her teaching career at Holy Angel University in Angeles City where she was one of the pioneers of the BS HRM program.  She is currently the Dean of the E. T. Yuchengco College of Business and concurrently the Program Chair of BS Hotel and Restaurant Management at Malayan Colleges Laguna in Cabuyao City. Her involvement with COHREP started almost the same time she started teaching.

She was part of the regional boards of COHREP 3 and 4 and now holds the position of COHREP National Board Secretary from 2017 to 2018.  Rhoda graduated with a BS degree in Hotel and Restaurant Administration and Masters in Business Administration. Her expertise are in the field of customer relations, personality development, and F&B Cost Control.

Dr. Ephraimuel Jose L. Abellana, Board of Director, Education Committee

Dr. Ephraimuel Jose Loperez-Abellana is the new Appointed Dean of the Philippine Women’s University’s School of Hospitality Management, Academic Year 2019-2020.  Dr. Abellana started his teaching career in 2002 and has many years of experience in the academe and hospitality industry as well as in airline ground-handling and restaurant services. 

Prior to coming to Philippine Women’s University, Dr. Abellana worked at the Far Eastern University where he was the Institute Associate Dean, and as Program Head of the Hotel and Restaurant Management department. His research is focused on hospitality and tourism planning and development, sustainability in tourism, entrepreneurship and business. He has attended research conferences either as a presenter or as the session chair locally and internationally. These assignments brought him to places such as New Zealand, Republic of India, South Korea, Indonesia, Republic of Taiwan, Hong Kong, and his native country, the Philippines. He has published his researches in a referred international journal publications like the International Journal Culture and Tourism; the Korean Academic Society of Culture and Tourism and the Amity Research Journal of Tourism, Aviation and Hospitality.

Dean Prime has received numerous awards and citations in his teaching profession. He is a Certified Hospitality Educator; Certified Guest Service Professional (in Tourism, Golden opportunities and Making Connections); a Certified Security Lodging Officer recognized by the reputable certification body, the American Hotel and Lodging Educational Institutions (AHLEI) and a Certified ServSafe Manager by the American National Standards Institute and Restaurant Association Solutions. He is one of the founding members of Tourism Security Professionals Association of Davao Incorporated (TSPADI).

He sits as Research Panel Chair of students’ final paper presentations in the different universities. He has reviewed research papers here and abroad like the Asia Pacific Council on Hotel, Restaurant and Institution (APacCHRIE), and the University of San Jose-Recoletos Multi-disciplinary Journal. He has co-authored books in Food and Beverage Service Procedures, Resort Management, Dessert Merchandising and Basic Baking. 

Dr. Abellana conducts seminars on the fundamentals of research and team building talks in the industry as well as different professional hospitality organizations and universities all over the Philippines. He is an elected National Board of Director (for the Education Committee) to the Council of Hotel and Restaurant Educators of the Philippines (COHREP).

Dean Prime is a Cebuano. More often, he travels thrice a year to Cebu. He is happily married for 13 years now to Dr. Janice Alejo-Abellana, an alumna of the PWU-JASMS in Quezon City. His wife is an FEU IT Professor and a researcher. What they enjoy most together is visiting their farm and properties in West Cebu every semester break and in the summer.

Prof. Rodolfo Cabardo, Board of Director, Membership Committee

Prof. Rodolfo "Rudie" Cabardo is an Associate Professor II and Internship Coordinator in a concurrent position at National University, Manila. He is a graduate of the Philippine Women's University with the degree in Masters of Science in Hotel and Restaurant Management and Bachelors of Science in Hotel and Restaurant Management. 

Prior to his joining in the academe in 2005, he honed himself with eighteen years extensive experience in Retail Sales and Food Service Operations, Human Resources - Training and Organizational Development and freelance consultancy in Food Service Operations and Business Development in various companies.

Prof. Raquel S. Felomino, Board of Director, Strategic Planning Committee, Board of Director in Charge for Region III

Prof. Raquel S. Felomino is currently the Department Chair, Hotel and Restaurant Management College of Business and Accountancy, Angeles University Foundation, Angeles City. She is currently taking up her Doctor of Business Administration at De La Salle University, Manila. She holds a BS  Hotel and Restaurant Administration and a Master of Management from the University of the Philippines, Diliman, Quezon City.

She is a Licensed Professional Teacher, is detail oriented, has the ability to set priorities and respond to multiple demands.

Dr. Mitchell Antonio Borja, Board of Director, Community Extension Commitee

Mitchell Antonio Borja is currently connected with Arellano University School of Tourism and Hospitality Management Main Campus. He is a graduate of Bachelor of Science in Hotel and Restaurant Management at The Philippine Women’s University. Acquired his Master of Science in Hotel and Restaurant Management and his Doctor of Business Management, with Specialization in Hospitality Management at The Philippine Women’s University.

He is a member of Philippine Association of Colleges and Universities Commission on Accreditation (PACUCOA), Council on Hotel Restaurant and Institutional Education (CHRIE), Council of Hotel and Restaurant Educators of the Philippines (COHREP), Hotel and Restaurant Association of the Philippines (HRAP), Tourism Educators, Schools, Colleges and Universities (TESCU), and Regional Quality Assurance Team Region IV-A (RQAT).

Prof. Jocelyn Y. Camalig, Board of Director in Charge for Region VI

Jocelyn Y. Camalig is the HRA Chairperson of the College of International Tourism and Hospitality Management at the Lyceum of the Philippines University Manila. She graduated from the University of the Philippines, Diliman Quezon with the degree in Master in Food Service Administration and Bachelor of Science in Hotel and Restaurant Administration. Currently, she is a Candidate for Doctor in Business Management at the Philippine Women’s University, Manila. She is an Internal Auditor for the ISO 9001 -2015 (Quality Management System and the College Chair of Quality Circle 5, Research. She is a Certified Hospitality Educator (CHE), SERVSAFE practitioner and National Master Trainer/Assessor for Food and Beverage Service Division.

Dr. Cecilia C. Uncad, Board of Director, Ways and Means Committee

Dr. Cecilia C. Uncad is the current Dean of the School of Nutrition and Hospitality Management of Centro Escolar University. She has been actively involved in Hospitality Management education for almost 29 years, with 19 of these years in both teaching and administrative capacity. She initiated the offering of the Master of Science in Hospitality Management (Hotel and Restaurant Management) at Centro Escolar University. She is part of the CHED NCR Regional Quality Assurance Team for BS HRM and BS Tourism Management programs since 2003 to the present. Under her leadership, Centro Escolar University became the first Philippine university to receive the ASEAN University Network Certification for its Hotel and Restaurant Management and Tourism Management programs.

Our Membership

Rights and Privileges

  • Participation in the Annual COHREP Convention and General Meeting.
  • Participation in COHREP seminars, symposia, workshops and training programs; priority in industry-sponsored workshops for COHREP.
  • Involvement in outreach programs of COHREP.

 

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