Tourism boss gets CA nod
MANILA, Philippines - The Commission on Appointments (CA) on Wednesday, September 5, confirmed the appointment of Tourism Secretary Ramon Jimenez.
Named to the tourism department a year ago, Jimenez appeared on Wednesday before the CA for the first time. He got the CA nod in less than an hour.
“I am very pleased that they have given all of us their vote of confidence," he told reporters.
Jimenez assured the senators and congressmen present that his background as a former advertising executive does not conflict with his current job. He also said that his family had already sold all its shares in Publicis Jimenez Basic, the advertising firm that he founded.
The remaining company that his wife heads is Winning Over Obstacles Communications Corp, which does not have clients in the tourism industry, according to Jimenez. - Rappler.com