Arnold Gonzales has been with the Department of Tourism for 30 years
'They were taking selfies in front of the Taj when a group of monkeys attacked them,' says a tourist officer
'The TPB extends its support to the direction of Tourism Secretary Bernadette Romulo-Puyat, guaranteeing transparency in all of its dealings,' says Board after Montano's resignation
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By the end of 2017, only P450,000 has been spent to buy memo pads and bond papers
The Tourism Promotions Board chief's resignation comes after President Duterte announced he is about to fire 5 government officials
Western Visayas tourism officials says they must attract some 1 million tourists to recover from the slump brought by the closure of Boracay Island
(UPDATED) His resignation comes amid the controversy over an P80-million sponsorship deal for the food tourism project Buhay Carinderia
Short-term rentals will be legalized in Japan on June 15 under the new law, but there will also be fresh restrictions
(UPDATED) Cesar Montano's most trusted man in the Tourism Promotions Board started out in government as an executive assistant in the office of then Vice President Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo in 1998
(UPDATED) Ronnie Albao, who sources say unofficially functions as Cesar Montano's chief of staff, denies the claims
The complainants allege that the Philippine Tourism Authority under Mark Lapid 'demonstrated a clear bias' towards the Manila Water Company Incorporated in the award of the contract to operate the waterworks and sewerage system of Boracay
Tourism Secretary Bernadette Romulo-Puyat says she has concerns over projects under TPB chief Cesar Montano's watch that did not pass through public bidding
In the absence of rules, travel agencies offer trips to the region on boats sometimes equipped with helicopters or submarines, according to Segolene Royal, French ambassador for the Arctic and Antarctic poles
Tourism Secretary Bernadette Romulo Puyat moves the meeting with Cesar Montano, originally set at the DOT office in Makati, to an undisclosed location
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In less than a month, 90% of the P80-million sponsorship funds are paid to advertising company Mary Lindbert International for the Buhay Carinderia project, even if was far from completion
Tourism Secretary Bernadette Romulo-Puyat says she will 'get the side' of Tourism Promotions Board chief Cesar Montano on allegations that he paid in full the contractor for an P80-million project that has yet to be completed
(UPDATED) Tourism Secretary Bernadette Romulo Puyat says the courtesy resignations will give her 'a free hand' to fulfill her mandate
Transportation Arthur Tugade says the will begin catering to commercial flights, specifically by PAL, by June. Cebu Pacific is also considering the marketability of flying to San Vicente.
Mon Tulfo, the eldest among siblings, breaks his silence, saying, 'I am not trying to get Wanda off the hook in a case that might constitute plunder; as I said earlier, I want people to know the inside story'
Incoming Tourism Secretary Bernadette Romulo Puyat promises there will be no corruption and says she will push for sustainable tourism
Puyat makes the comment in a TV show amid reports that the country will host the 2018 edition
'We believe in her competence and integrity as the new tourism secretary,' says Senator Paolo Benigno Aquino IV on the appointment of Bernadette Romulo-Puyat
Senator Antonio Trillanes IV says the probe will 'look into the irregularities in the disposition of the DOT’s budget and its expenditures in advertising and marketing in order to ensure that government funds are legally and properly allocated'
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(3rd UPDATE) Incoming Tourism Secretary Bernadette Romulo Puyat is an undersecretary at the Department of Agriculture
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This claim by the resigned tourism secretary's lawyer is contrary to state auditors' finding the contract signed by DOT 'specifically required' PTV to air ads on 'Kilos Pronto'
(UPDATED) The Office of the Ombudsman is looking into the controversy that led to the resignation of Tourism Secretary Wanda Teo
'The President trusted her to do what she thought was right,' says lawyer Ferdinand Topacio, when asked if President Rodrigo Duterte tried to stop the tourism chief from resigning
(4TH UPDATE) This comes after President Rodrigo Duterte had a long private conversation with Tourism Secretary Wanda Teo in the face of calls for her resignation
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'If she had an ounce of delicadeza, she would resign. Returning the money should not stop probes for accountability. It also doesn’t correct an illegal act,' says Akbayan's Gio Tingson, referring to Tourism Secretary Wanda Teo
It raises the question of how Ben Tulfo’s Bitag Media Unlimited Inc. got the contract to produce the flagship show of the Department of Tourism (DOT), and how much and in what way they are paid
At the same time, the lawyer of Tourism Secretary Wanda Teo says Roberto Teo, her husband, will give up his seat in the board of the Tourism Infrastructure and Enterprise Zone Authority under her department
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The conflict of interest situation here is as clear as her brothers’ oral gyrations on their shows. If she does not see that, Teo has no business staying a minute longer in government.
The Tulfo brothers are engaged in word wars with other media practitioners and organizations over backlash following a Commission on Audit report
Erwin Tulfo’s recent antics are typical of him – dragging others down when he’s in trouble
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(UPDATED) 'We believe these "charges" are meant to draw public attention away from the current controversy involving the current Department of Tourism leadership and PTV4,' says former tourism secretary Ramon Jimenez
(UPDATED) The audit report says the contract signed by DOT 'specifically required' PTV to air ads on Kilos Pronto, the show produced by the brother of Tourism Secretary Teo
New undersecretary Pompee La Viña says his ultimate goal is to 'wipe out poverty' in the next 4 to 6 years through tourism
President Rodrigo Duterte has heard of the controversy and wants to get to the bottom of things, says the Palace