President Rodrigo Duterte on Wednesday warned he is about to fire “another set of officials.”
PTV-4 general manager Dino Apolonio claimed it was Tourism Secretary Wanda Teo who gave the draft contract granting P120 million worth of ads to her brother, Ben Tulfo.
Broadcaster Erwin Tulfo has downplayed the brouhaha over the P120 million ad contract granted by her sister, former Tourism Secretary Wanda Teo, to Bitag Media owned by his brother, Ben.
A brother of resigned Tourism Secretary Wanda Teo has stood firm on the legality of the controversial P120-million advertisement deal his company had with PTV-4 and Department of Tourism (DOT) despite a Commission on Audit report flagging it for possible conflict of interest.
President Rodrigo Duterte has warned his friends in government against engaging in corruption, saying he will not hesitate to end their friendship if they commit wrongdoing.
The Tulfos will have to pool all of their resources to return the P120 million they owe the government in connection with the controversial advertisement deal they signed with the Department of Tourism (DOT).
Tourism Promotions Board (TPB) Chief Operating Officer (COO) Cesar Montano pointed to bored guests as the reason why he hurriedly left a dinner co-hosted by his agency in New York to watch a musical.
Two assistant secretaries allegedly involved in corruption have been asked by President Rodrigo R. Duterte to resign or face getting sacked, Malacañang said on Tuesday.
There’s a family feud going on among the Tulfos over the Department of Tourism’s controversial P60-million deal with PTV-4.
Out in a flash?
On the heels of former Tourism Secretary Wanda Teo’s resignation, President Rodrigo Duterte announced Wednesday (May 9) that he will fire another government official.
President Rodrigo Duterte has revealed that he fired another government official, just hours after the camp of former Tourism Secretary Wanda Teo confirmed her resignation. Duterte, however, refused to name the official he sacked Tuesday (May 8), saying he doesn’t want to “make publicity” out of it.
Did President Rodrigo Duterte consult with his long-time BFF, columnist Mon Tulfo, before deciding on whether to ask for the resignation of the latter’s sister, Tourism Secretary Wanda Teo.
President Rodrigo Duterte has accepted the resignation of Tourism Secretary Wanda Teo, Malacañang said Monday (May 8).
With authority comes responsibility and accountability.
Tourism Secretary Wanda Teo has resigned, her abogado confirmed Tuesday (May 8).
Tourism Secretary Wanda Teo attended the Cabinet meeting Monday (May 7) amid a report that President Rodrigo Duterte asked for her resignation in connection with the Department of Tourism’s P60-million advertisement deal with her brother’s media company.
Broadcasters Ben and Erwin Tulfo were notably missing in their weekday, afternoon program in the state-owned PTV-4.
Looks like the fallout from the P60 million Department of Tourism ad scandal will go beyond the Tulfo siblings – Tourism Secretary Wanda Teo and brothers Ben and Erwin.
Topacio also announced that Teo’s husband, Roberto Teo, who headed the Tourism Infrastructure and Enterprise Zone Authority, has resigned after being dragged into the mess, uncovered in a Commission on Audit (COA) report.
Broadcaster Joel Reyes Zobel believes somebody should be punished for the anomalous P60 million ad given by Tourism Secretary Wanda Teo to the low-rating program of her brothers, Ben and Erwin Tulfo, in state-owned PTV-4
President Rodrigo Duterte is reportedly pushing for the resignation of Tourism Secretary Wanda Teo in the face of twin conflict of itnterest situations involving her siblings, Ben and Erwin Tulfo, and her husband, Roberto.
Presidential Spokesperson Harry Roque is claiming that Tourism Secretary Wanda Teo’s husband had offered to resign as board member of the Tourism Infrastructure and Enterprise Zone Authority (TIEZA) as early as 2016.
Rappler has responded to broadcaster Erwin Tulfo’s expose that the web-only news site was granted a P9.575 million, three-month contract in 2014 by then Tourism Secretary Mon Jimenez.