Berna Romulo Puyat roasts Teo over frequent travels: Wala ka sa gobyerno para mag-around the world!
Tourism Secretary Berna Romulo Puyat has delivered an epic burn about her predecessor, Wanda Teo, as she starts reviewing the trips made by Department of Tourism (DOT) officials before she assumed office.
In an interview with ABS-CBN’s Henry Omaga Diaz aired Friday (May 18), Puyat said she will be checking the travels made by officials of the DOT, Duty Free Philippines and Tourism Infrastructure and Enterprise Zone Authority (TIEZA).
Appalled by the level of corruption she discovered within the DOT, Puyat noted that government officials are spending the people’s money for their trips.
“Hindi ka pumasok sa gobyerno para mag-around the world. Hindi mo kailangan ng isang batalyon. You have attachés,” she said.
Teo drew flak for bringing along several people whenever she traveled abroad in 2016 and 2017.
According to a report by the Philippine Star, Teo let her makeup artist and DOT utility workers travel with her to the United Kingdom, United States, Dubai, Italy, Canada, Japan and Russia.
In her defense, Teo said the makeup artist was her executive assistant and the utility workers deserve to travel abroad since they have been working at the DOT for a long time.