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DOT chief: No courtesy resignation yet from Montano

/ 05:11 PM May 17, 2018

New Tourism Secretary Bernadette Romulo-Puyat faces the media at the DOT office in Makati. INQUIRER PHOTO / GRIG C. MONTEGRANDE

Tourism Secretary Bernadette Romulo-Puyat on Thursday said she has not received any courtesy resignation yet from Tourism Promotions Board (TPB) chief operation officer Cesar Montano.

This development came after Romulo-Puyat directed all the DOT appointed executives to file their courtesy resignation.

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“Alam naman niyang hold over na lang siya,” Romulo-Puyat told reporters in a press briefing.

Immediately after her appointment, the new tourism chief asked the Department of Tourism’s undersecretaries to file their courtesy resignation.

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On Tuesday, Assistant Secretary Ricky Alegre filed his courtesy resignation, heeding the call of Romulo-Puyat.

“It is clear that the private sector will nominate the COO,” she said.

Montano’s P80-million “Buhay Carinderia,” a food tourism program, was ordered suspended by Romulo-Puyat over alleged irregularities. /jpv

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