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Former DOT secretary Ramon Jimenez Jr. passes away

/ 01:40 PM April 27, 2020
Former Tourism Secretary Ramon Jimenez  RICHARD REYES

Former Tourism Secretary Ramon Jimenez RICHARD REYES

MANILA, Philippines — Former Tourism Secretary Ramon “Mon” Jimenez, Jr. has passed away at the age of 64.

In a statement released Monday, Tourism Secretary Bernadette Romulo-Puyat extended her condolences to Jimenez’ family and loved ones.

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“On behalf of the officials and employees of the Department of Tourism (DOT), I would like to extend our sincerest condolences to the bereaved loved ones of former Tourism Secretary Ramon ‘Mon’ Jimenez, Jr. who recently passed away,” Puyat said in a statement.

Puyat paid tribute to Jimenez’ “immeasurable contributions” who also laid down the foundations for the country’s “It’s More Fun in the Philippines” tourism campaign.

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She also acknowledged Jimenez’ contribution to DOT’s policies that “helped shape the National Tourism Development Program (NTDP) for 2016-2022.”

“Today, we mourn the loss of Mon Jimenez but we will be forever grateful to him for the growth of the tourism sector, and for promoting the Philippines as a place that is wonderful, joyous and fun,” Puyat said.

Albay Rep. Joey Salceda also expressed his condolences on Jimenez’ passing.

“Rest in peace former Tourism Sec Mon Jimenez,” Salceda wrote.

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