After the resignation of Wanda Teo, President Rodrigo Duterte designated Agriculture Undersecretary Bernadette Romulo-Puyat as the new secretary of the Department of Tourism (DOT), on Tuesday.
Romulo-Puyat is an undersecretary for organization, agribusiness and advertising, and local commitment at the Department of Agriculture (DA), as well working during Aquino's term, and she is the daughter of the ex-Senator Alberto Romulo.
She was additionally a specialist with the Presidential Magement Staff amid the Arroyo organization.
As per reports, Puyat has a graduate degree in Economics from the University of the Philippines as Bachelor and Masteral, where for nine years, she was teaching.
Malacañang presently can't seem to give points of interest why Duterte picked Puyat, yet the youthful authority isn't new to the President.
Amid a discourse in Malacañang in March 2017, Duterte saw Puyat and joked about being distracted by Puyat's legs.
He said that Berna distracted him, asking her to close her legs since they were in National TV. Duterte then asked if his father is still listening. The talk inspired giggles from the group of listeners.
Her appointment as the new secretary of Tourism happened after Teo left the office amid the ₱60 million tourism ad controversy.
Harry Roque, the Presidential Spokesperson, has said that the Duterte has acknowledged the resignation of Teo.
"Indeed, acknowledged," Roque told mediamen when inquired as to whether the President had acknowledged the renunciation.
Teo's resignation was presented on Monday to Executive Secretary Salvador Medialdea before the Cabinet meeting in the Malacanang Palace.