Free first aid training for tourism workers encouraged


On Sunday, a lawmaker called for a free tourist guide and first aid training for tourism workers, including jeepney and tricycle drivers, at tourist resorts across the country. Quezon’s elected representative Reynante Arrogancia has called on the Ministry of Tourism and the Technical Education and Skills Development Authority to replicate a program they started in Baler, Aurora across the country, especially in tourist areas. “Training for tour guides should be open to tricycle drivers, jeepney drivers, UV Express drivers, market vendors and [village watchers] because it is the inhabitants of the district with whom tourists have direct contact when they arrive at their destination. says arrogance. He said tour guides, hotel staff and resort staff at tourist destinations should also know how to provide first aid. “The only thing they know is to transport patients to the nearest hospital, which may be minutes or hours away. The patient usually dies on the spot or while being transported because first aid was not given in the first place,” Arrogancia noted.

—Jeannette I. Andrade

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