Joedel C. Mertelino, a tourism student of the Visayan Maritime Academy-Global College is 2012 Provincial Tourism Quiz Champion for the College level, besting 23 other students from all over Negros Occidental.
Second Placer is Yuko Marie Gomez of the University of Negros Occidental-Recoletos and Third Place winner is Mariz Agsam of STI-Bacolod.
Martelino was accompanied by coach Rose Ann Alboro and Tourism Area Head Mary Cris Villaranda.
The 10th Provincial Tourism Quiz was held at the Colegio San Agustin Bacolod Auditorium and spearheaded by the Negros Occidental Tourism Center. Quiz Master for the said activity was Silay City Tourism Officer Mr. Severino Pacete with Provincial Senior Tourism Operations Officer Jennylind Cordero as Arbiter.
Winners received a cash prize, trophy, gift packs and gift certificates from hotels, restaurants and souvenir centers in the province./WDJ