Mon Tulfo gives thumbs up to Berna’s call for mass resignation of DOT Usecs, Asecs mostly brought in by sis Wanda
Tourism Secretary Berna Romulo-Puyat is getting good reviews from all sectors, including the brother of her predecessor, Wanda Teo, who was forced to resign under a cloud of corruption and conflict of interest charges.
“Secretary Puyat has asked all undersecretaries and assistant secretaries in her department to resign. She’s starting with a clean slate,” said Mon Tulfo in his Inquirer column.
Tulfo backed Duterte’s move to force Teo to resign for giving P60 million in Departent of Tourism ad money to their brothers, Bitag Media owner Ben and host Erwin. Tulfo believed the deal was clear case of conflict of interest and blamed the entire fiasco on Ben, whom he called the family’s “black sheep.”
In a radio interview, DOT spokesperson Frederick Alegre said that except for him, Teo, and Director Dan B. Intong, all of the undersecretaries, assistant secretaries and directors were brought in by Teo.
DOT Undersecretay Marco Bautista and Assistant Secretary Arlene Mancao are reportedly backed by the Tulfo brothers. Teo actually promoted Mancao, her chief of staff, despite massive allegations of corruption (selling complimentary airline tickets for the Miss Universe) and faking her curriculum vitae.