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Duterte swears in new Tourism Secretary

Duterte swears in new Tourism Secretary.....»»

Category: entertainmentSource: pep pepMay 15th, 2018

Duterte swears in DOT chief

President Duterte swore in Bernadette Romulo-Puyat as the new tourism secretary in simple ceremonies at Malacañang last night......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsMay 15th, 2018

DOT keeps ‘It’s more fun in PH’ slogan

The Department of Tourism's slogan "It's More Fun in the Philippines" is here to stay---well, at least until the end of the current administration. "Other countries have had their slogans for decades, even if their presidents and tourism secretaries change. We are the only ones who keep on changing it," Tourism Secretary Bernadette Romulo-Puyat said at the Meet Inquirer Multimedia forum on Tuesday. "Why change something that works?" she added. Continuity Puyat said her key reason for retaining the catchy slogan was continuity, recalling that even her predecessor, Wanda Teo, adopted it when she assumed the tourism portfolio in the first year of the Duterte administration. ...Keep on reading: DOT keeps ‘It’s more fun in PH’ slogan.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsAug 29th, 2018

The worries of Bello, Montano and Teo

Labor Secretary Silvestre Bello III, ex-Tourism Promotions Board (TPB) Chairman Cesar Montano and ex-Tourism Secretary Wanda Tulfo-Teo are probably worried because the new Ombudsman Samuel Martires seems determined to prosecute cases even against officials identified with President Rodrigo Duterte. It was during Bello’s watch as the Secretary of the Department of Labor and Employment when […].....»»

Category: newsSource:  tribuneRelated NewsAug 11th, 2018

Boracay task force eyes Oct. 26 reopening

The Boracay Inter-Agency Task Force created by President Rodrigo Duterte is hoping that the famous tourist island destination will be opened on October 26, Tourism Secretary Bernadette Romulo-Puyat yesterday said. But Puyat deferred the details on Boracay’s reopening to the Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR), but shared hopes that the inauguration of the […].....»»

Category: newsSource:  tribuneRelated NewsJun 20th, 2018

New DOT undersecretary appointed

President Rodrigo Duterte had appointed Arturo Boncato Jr. tourism undersecretary to replace Jose Gabriel La Via who had been transferred to the Department of Agriculture.   Tourism Secretary Bernadette Romulo-Puyat had sought the resignation of undersecretaries and assistant secretaries to have a free hand in reforming the Department of Tourism (DOT) following a scandal involving Wanda Tulfo-Teo, tourism secretary who resigned involving payment by the DOT of P60 million in ads in a radio program hosted by Teo's brother, Ben. ---Christine O. Avendao  ...Keep on reading: New DOT undersecretary appointed.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsJun 17th, 2018

Ombudsman probes Teo

THE Office of the Ombudsman has launched a motu propio investigation against former Tourism Secretary Wanda Teo and other ex-public officials who have resigned or were fired by President Rodrigo “Rody” Duterte over alleged corruption. In a television interview, outgoing Ombudsman Conchita “Carpio” Morales bared that Teo and other former….....»»

Category: newsSource:  journalRelated NewsJun 11th, 2018

Office of the Ombudsman looking into Paolo Duterte, Wanda Teo

The Office of the Ombudsman is investigating Davao City Vice Mayor Paolo Duterte and former Tourism Secretary Wanda Teo, Ombudsman Conchita Carpio-Morales said on Monday......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsJun 11th, 2018

Duterte brings back another ‘fired’ govt exec

PRESIDENT Rodrigo Duterte has appointed Tourism Undersecretary Jose Gabriel “Pompee” La Vina to the Department of Agriculture, replacing newly-minted Tourism Secretary Bernadette Romulo-Puyat. This is La Vina’s second government post since being fired by Duterte in February from his post as Social Security System (SSS) commissioner for alleged corruption. Duterte signed La Vina’s appointment on [...] The post Duterte brings back another ‘fired’ govt exec appeared first on The Manila Times Online......»»

Category: newsSource:  manilatimesRelated NewsJun 7th, 2018

‘Berna’ Puyat: ‘Why did he hold my hand? Mayor [Duterte] is very playful… He’s never done it again’

    When it was announced that I was going to be Department of Tourism Secretary, I didn't think people would be that interested in me," says Bernadette Romulo Puyat. "Honestly, I wasn't prepared for the attention. I didn't think it was that big a deal." Okay, forget for a while that she's a Romulo, who was married to a Puyat, and is now in a relationship with a Cojuangco. Forget also that she is perhaps the only Agriculture Undersecretary to be featured in glam photo spreads in the posh glossies. Her appointment dropped her right in the middle of a storm in DOT: Her predecessor Wanda Teo resigned under a cloud of corruption allegations, dropping the messy and hi...Keep on reading: ‘Berna’ Puyat: ‘Why did he hold my hand? Mayor [Duterte] is very playful… He’s never done it again’.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsMay 26th, 2018

Duterte accepts Montano’s resignation as CEO of Tourism Promotions Board

President Rodrigo Duterte has accepted the resignation of Cesar Montano as chief operating officer of the Tourism Promotions Board (TPB). "Yes he has accepted it," Special Assistant to the President Christophet "Bong" Go said in a text message on Monday night. In his In his resignation letter, Montano said his courtesy resignation was "effective immediately." Tourism Secretary Bernadette Romulo-Puyat also confirmed Montano's resignation. Montano resigned on Monday amid his controversial "Buhay Carinderia" project. /atm...Keep on reading: Duterte accepts Montano’s resignation as CEO of Tourism Promotions Board.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsMay 21st, 2018

Duterte on Philippine Rise, TPB and Buhay Carinderia, North Korea on meeting with U.S. | Midday wRap

Today on Rappler: President Rodrigo Duterte breaks his promise to sail to the Philippine Rise or Benham Rise, to assert the country's' rights over this uncontested territory.  Tourism Secretary Bernadette Romulo Puyat says she will meet with Tourism Promotions Board or TPB chief Cesar Montano to discuss allegations of corruption in connection to ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsMay 16th, 2018

DOT exec heeds new DOT chief’s call, files resignation

Abiding by the directive of recently-appointed Department of Tourism (DOT) Secretary Bernadette Romulo-Puyat, an assistant secretary of the agency filed his resignationon Tuesday.   In a letter addressed to President Rodrigo Duterte, DOT Assistant Secretary FrederickAlegre said he is giving him and the new DOT chief the liberty to determine who should be permitted to serve in the agency, as he noted that "we all just definitely serve at the pleasure of the President."   "As a result of the recent events at the DOT, I would be honored to give you and the new DOT Secretary, Bernadette Romulo-Puyat, a free hand to determine who would be allowed to continue to serve in ...Keep on reading: DOT exec heeds new DOT chief’s call, files resignation.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsMay 16th, 2018

Duterte creates task force to reverse ‘degradation’ of Boracay

President Rodrigo Duterte has created an inter-agency task force to "reverse the degradation of Boracay island." Duterte signed Executive Order No. 53 on May 8, designating Environment Secretary Roy Cimatu as the chairperson of the task force. "The issues surrounding Boracay island are no longer a purely local matter but a national concern that needs concerted national and local cooperation and synchronization of plans and programs," Duterte said in the EO. Interior Secretary Eduardo Ano and Tourism Secretary Bernadette Romulo-Puyat will serve as the vice chairpersons of the task force. The other members include the secretaries of justice, public works, social welfare, labor, an...Keep on reading: Duterte creates task force to reverse ‘degradation’ of Boracay.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsMay 10th, 2018

New DOT chief expected to continue Boracay rehab

DEPARTMENT of Tourism (DOT-6) regional director Helen Catalbas said she expects new tourism Secretary Bernadette Romulo Puyat to continue the rehabilitation efforts of the national government in Boracay Island in the province of Aklan. Puyat was named as the new DOT chief by Pres. Rodrigo Duterte on May 8, 2018, after former Sec. Wanda Teo […] The post New DOT chief expected to continue Boracay rehab appeared first on The Daily Guardian......»»

Category: newsSource:  thedailyguardianRelated NewsMay 10th, 2018

No corruption, new Tourism chief vows

Incoming Tourism Secretary Bernadette Romulo-Puyat on Wednesday said he was instructed by President Rodrigo Duterte to stop perceived corruption in the agency she is about to head. Puyat was an Agr.....»»

Category: newsSource:  manilanewsRelated NewsMay 10th, 2018

‘I thought the President was just joking me’

  Newly appointed Tourism Secretary Bernadette Romulo-Puyat said on Wednesday that President Rodrigo Duterte had "casually" asked her to be the head of the Department of Tourism (DOT) in a meeting in Malacaang.   It was so casual that Puyat said she did not think the President was serious about it.   In a phone interview, Puyat said she met with the President to update him on agricultural issues at 5 p.m. on Tuesday, a day after then Tourism Secretary Wanda Tulfo-Teo had turned in her resignation.   She said it was the President who mentioned to her Teo's resignation and proceeded to offer her the top DOT post.   "It suits you. Your...Keep on reading: ‘I thought the President was just joking me’.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsMay 9th, 2018

Duterte to DOT chief: Don’t be corrupt

After accepting her surprise appointment as tourism secretary on Tuesday, Bernadette Romulo-Puyat said her first instruction from President Duterte was: “Just don’t be corrupt.”.....»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsMay 9th, 2018

Romulo Puyat vows to rid tourism department of corruption

MANILA, Philippines –  Incoming Department of Tourism (DOT) Secretary Bernadette Romulo Puyat was given strict orders by President Rodrigo Duterte to rid the agency of corruption. “Ang unang bilin niya [Duterte] sa akin, ‘Congratulations, ang gusto ko lang na huwag ka maging corrupt,' and then natawa siya ‘alam ko naman hindi,’” said Romulo Puyat. (The very first thing Duterte ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsMay 9th, 2018

Solons: New Tourism chief excellent choice

SENATORS praised the designation of Secretary Bernadette Romulo-Puyat in the Department of Tourism (DOT) saying that she is an excellent choice of President Rodrigo Duterte. “Excellent! I’ve known her since she was a young girl. Very intelligent and a very clean record in government. Not to mention the fact that….....»»

Category: newsSource:  journalRelated NewsMay 9th, 2018

Duterte to new DOT chief: Do not engage in corruption

Incoming Tourism Secretary Bernadette Romulo-Puyat on Wednesday said the president requested one thing from her once she assumed her post at the Tourism department......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsMay 9th, 2018