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My conscience is clear: Teo insists she ain’t corrupt despite COA’s litany of anomalies in DOT


Former Tourism Secretary Wanda Tulfo Teo has denied engaging in corrupt activities when she was in the Cabinet despite a Commission on Audit report finding P2-billion worth of anomalies in Department of Tourism transactions last year.

In a statement Thursday (July 12), Teo said she will answer the allegations in the proper forum.

“My conscience is clear. I am confident that during my stint as Department Secretary, I did not commit or knowingly allow any violation of the Anti-Graft Law, or any other law for that matter,” she said.

In its annual audit report, COA flagged the DOT for irregularities in transactions such as the official travel of Teo and other agency employees, its advertisement deal with PTV-4 and the cash advances disbursed to DOT offices in several countries without monitoring.

Teo resigned last May over the controversy regarding PTV-4’s payment of P60 million to her brothers for the airing of DOT’s ads.