The Mabuhay Guides Training Program was launched in January 2009 to produce top quality guides and tour leaders who would present the country in the best light to travelers, business investors, and tourism partners.
The six-week course consisted of on-site trainings conducted by the London Blue Badge. A Blue Badge is the British national standard guiding qualification. It is recognized internationally as a benchmark of excellence.
Lectures were given by respected figures in Philippine art, culture, history, identity, heritage, architecture, music, geography, and ecological tourism.