Bong Go breaks promotion of DA USec Berna to DOT Chief
President Rodrigo R. Duterte has named Agriculture Undersecretary Bernadette Romulo Puyat as new Tourism Secretary replacing newly resigned Wanda Tulfo-Teo.
This was confirmed by Special Assistant to the President Christopher “Bong” Go in a message to reporters on Tuesday night.
Go did not give further details about Puyat’s appointment.
Presidential spokesperson Harry Roque on Tuesday afternoon confirmed that Teo has submitted her resignation to the Office of the Executive Secretary before the meeting with the President on Monday night.
He said Duterte accepted Teo’s resignation.
Teo tendered her resignation after the Commission on Audit (COA) questioned the P60-million payment by the DOT for ad placements on a television show hosted by her brothers Ben and Erwin Tulfo on PTV 4, a state-run TV network.