Duterte names Bernadette Romulo-Puyat as new Tourism chief

  • President Duterte on Tuesday appointed Agriculture Undersecretary Bernadette Romulo-Puyat as the new secretary of the DOT
  • Her appointment came after Wanda Tulfo-Teo resigned from the position

President Rodrigo Duterte on Tuesday appointed Agriculture Undersecretary Bernadette Romulo-Puyat as the new secretary of the Department of Tourism (DOT.)

Romulo-Puyat is an undersecretary for administration, agribusiness and marketing, and regional engagement at the Department of Agriculture (DA.)

She is a daughter of former Senator Alberto Romulo.

Her appointment came after Wanda Tulfo-Teo resigned from the position following the controversial P60-million tourism advertisement.

Presidential Spokesperson Harry Roque said Duterte has accepted Teo’s resignation.

“Yes, accepted,” Roque told mediamen when asked if the President had accepted the resignation.

Teo submitted her resignation  on Monday to Executive Secretary Salvador Medialdea before the Cabinet meeting in Malacañang.

 

 

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