UB is champion in nat’l hospitality, tourism skills confab


The University of Baguio team in a courtesy call on UB president Engr. Javier Herminio Bautista (seated, center)

(Photo: UB Media Affairs and Publications Office)



Besting 11 universities and colleges, the University of Baguio (UB) was declared overall champion in the recently concluded Council of Hotel and Restaurant Educators of the Philippines (COHREP) National Skills Competition. 


UB bagged the championship trophies in all three clusters of the competition – tourism, hospitality and culinary – a first in the history of the competition. UB was also handed the Presidential Award, given to the competing school with the highest total number of points.


UB hauled a total of six gold medals, two silver medals, and two bronze medals.


UB remains undefeated in the “Battle of the Brains” quiz bee as it once again finished as champion in the said category.


The annual COHREP National Skills Competition is a lineup of skills competitions for hospitality, culinary and tourism students in the country.


Here are the UB winners:


Battle of the Brains Quiz Bee – Gold

Ian Orlando B. Aquino III, Excel Jane S. Bartolome, Marou Jamilah Y. Bravo, Rachel Grace A. Liclican (Coach)


Live Hot Cooking – Gold

Francis E. Castro, Rodel E. Gayo, Neil O. Mangaoang, Robenson B. Dasalla and Alexander D. Molintas (Coaches)


Fruit and Vegetable Carving – Gold

Marciano C. Olongan Jr., Jenny G. Colingey, Alistair M. Cadias (Coach)


Virtual Tour Guiding – Gold 

Cariza Mae C. Ferrer, Jessel Joy G. Rufin (Coach)


 Digital Poster Presentation – Gold

Shawn Michael A. Barila, Louis Isabelle A. Domingo, Catherine Garcia, Joanna Marie B. Victorio and Isagani A. Paddit (Coaches)


Convention Planning – Gold

Patricia Louise B. Ofrasio, Rojie Maye C. Santos, Rigelle P. Lando, Angelika Gerone G. Mendoza, Ronalyn M. Benitez, Joanna Marie B. Victorio and Rachel Grace A. Liclican (Coaches)


Extreme Flair Tending Challenges – Silver

John Nickkie R. Ordoño, Jumel T. Salva (Coach)


Flight Attendant Showmanship – Silver

Andrea Jayne G. Rubillos, Mark A. Aquino, Joanna Marie B. Victorio (Coach)


Wedding Cake – Bronze

Richardson T. Bugtong, Jerelyne R. Collado, Jonidi O. Reyes (Coach)


On-the-Spot Cake Decoration – Bronze

Hannah Zebina R. Sayson, Madel S. Guinsad, Giov C. Alipio, Racquel C. Tacwigan (Coach)



With the theme “Bridging the Gap Between the Academe and Industry Standards”, the competition was held at the Lyceum of the Philippines University – Laguna in Calamba last March 15. –Rachel Grace Liclican








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