Occupational Safety and Security Seminar for Hotels and Resorts in Palawan


Palawan is considered to be the world’s best island according to the Travel + Leisure Award and has been reaping the award three times in 2013, 2016 and 2017. On top of these awards, Palawan has also earned Best Islands in the World Award by the Conde Nast Travelers based on its survey of its 2017 Reader’s Choice Awards.

With these internationally acclaimed recognitions, the Island Province’s hotels and resorts have to ensure that they are fully equipped with safety and security management systems to avert any possible threats to their occupants, guests, and visitors.

This coming February 8-9, 2017, there will be a Seminar on Occupational Safety and Security for Hotels and Resorts, which will be attended by different hotels, resorts and related establishments in the province.

“We cater to the needs of the hotels and resorts in Palawan to make sure that they are fully aware of their health and safety management system, to create one if they still don’t have it, and to curb any threats to their facilities through this seminar,” said Vince Ligtas, Sales and Marketing Officer of Petrosphere Incorporated.

On June 2, 2017, a debt-ridden gambler Jessie Javier Carlos started a fire that heavily damaged the second floor of Resorts World Manila killing 37 people – 13 employees and 22 guests. Considered as the worst hotel fire in the Philippine history, 75 lives lost when Manor Hotel gutted by fire.

Also on October 1, 2017, Las Vegas, USA mass shooting incident claimed more than 58 people and injuring more than 500 others – one of the deadliest mass shootings in the U.S. history.

In 2001, a hostage crisis perpetrated by the Abu Sayyaf occurred in Dos Palmas Resort where they seized three Americans and 17 Filipinos. The incident caused deaths of at least five of the original hostages, including the two American Citizens, Guillermo Sobero and Martin Burnham.

“These were related incidents that we need to prevent from happening again and through this seminar, we aim to provide not only awareness, but skills in determining hazards, risks, and controlling them to ensure that we have a safe haven of the tourist destination,” said Engr. Harthwell Capistrano, an accredited safety practitioner by the Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE).

Resource speakers are experts in the hotel and resorts safety and security management and are expected to provide all the necessary skills and knowledge on the covered topics to the attendees: crime, terrorism, health, natural disasters and man-made hazards.

Petrosphere is a Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) accredited Safety Training Organization, which is the first and only provider in MIMAROPA, specifically in Puerto Princesa City.

To know more about this seminar, you may call Petrosphere Incorporated at (048) 433 0601, mobile numbers, +63 917 829 1370 or +63 950 501 5595.

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