|Photo Source Municipality of Del Carmen|
DAPA, SURIGAO DEL NORTE, June 7 (PIA) -- Lured by the growing popularity of Siargao Island as one of Asia-Pacific region’s major tourism destinations, a contingent of 300 information technology experts from Japan will be treated to a 4-day blowout in this “paradise island” in connection with their company’s twentieth anniversary.
The all-expense paid holiday scheduled on June 7 – 10, 2013 is sponsored by AWS Group of Companies, a multi-million Japanese IT firm known as one of the major players in the global market.
Lizabeth Ong-Coro, vice-president and director, said the company’s top Japanese executives will be arriving on June 7 at Sayak Airport in Del Carmen town while the rest of company delegates will be arriving at the Port of Dapa on board a chartered fastcraft from Cebu City. She identified the corporate honchos as Masayuki Aoki, Akira Konishi and Tadashi Ishikawa.
“Our company has chosen Siargao as venue to hold our 20th anniversary because the island has plenty to offer such as the world-famous surfing spot of Cloud 9, the world-famous Dedon Island, crystal-clear waters for snorkeling, kayaking, the country’s largest mangrove forest, fresh seafoods and many others,” Coro disclosed.
She said that during the 4-day period, the tech-savvy Japanese group will have a “team-building” workshop wherein they will be assisted by municipal officials of Del Carmen as well as by key personalities of Siargao Tourism Council and Siargao Adventures. The activity has the support also of Gov. Sol Matugas, Congressman Francisco Matugas, entrepreneur Elizabeth M. Abejo and Meluth Abejo of Siargao Blue Resort.
“The advent of these IT experts from Japan will truly translate to boundless promotion of Siargao Island and will surely benefit our local economy as more foreign tourists and investors will become interested in our place,” Coro added.
As a leading offshore IT outsourcing services provider in Asia, the AWS Group of Companies was established in 1993 and had specialized on software development and testing services with key offices in Manila, Cebu, Tokyo, Osaka and Beijing (China). Among its clienteles are blue-chip multi-national companies such as Sanyo, Lenovo, Sharp, Toshiba TEC Corp., IBM, Sumito Heavy Industries, Ltd., JICA, Konica Minolta, M-Systems, NTC Newtech, IMES and many others.
Lizabeth Ong-Coro is the wife of Del Carmen Mayor Alfredo Coro, Jr. (RER/Eugenio Lira, Jr./PIA-Caraga)