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No demand from Duterte for Teo to resign – lawyer

By: - Reporter / @NCorralesINQ
/ 09:46 AM May 08, 2018

President Rodrigo Duterte shakes hands with Tourism Secretary Wanda Tulfo-Teo before the 25th Cabinet meeting in Malacañang on May 7, 2018. (Palace Photo)

 

The lawyer of Tourism Secretary Wanda Teo denied on Tuesday that President Rodrigo Duterte fired the tourism chief.

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“Nakausap ko po Si Secretary Wanda kaninang 5:30 a.m. at bagamat nag-usap sila ni Pangulo ay wala namang demand mula sa Pangulo na siya ay mag-resign,” lawyer Ferdinand Topacio said in a radio dzMM interview.

Topacio, quoting Teo, said the meeting between Duterte and the tourism chief after the Cabinet meeting on Monday night was “cordial.”

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“Wala naman pong sinabi na ikaw [Teo] ay mag-resign ka na or anything of that matter,” Topacio said.

A Manila broadsheet reported on Tuesday that Duterte has fired Teo following the P60-million controversial tourism ad.    /kga

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