The resignation of Tourism Secretary Wanda Teo was acknowledged by President Rodrigo Duterte, affirmed by Presidential Spokesperson Harry Roque on Tuesday.

Teo surrendered after she was intensely condemned over a P60-million promotion bargain between her specialty and state-run PTV-4, under which advertisements were set in a program delivered by her sibling Ben Tulfo's media firm.

Image from Sec Wanda Tulfo Teo

The Commission on Audit had addressed why the arrangement was not supported by appropriate records. Tulfo's media equip, Bitag Media Unlimited Incorporated, has since chosen to restore the installment.

Teo's lawful insight, Ferdinand Topacio, depicted Tulfos' turn as a show of 'good confidence and cooperative attitude'.

Teo, then, surrendered out of sophistication and to save the President from facilitate debate, Topacio said.

Topacio demanded that Teo kept on making the most of Duterte's trust. He likewise denied reports Duterte asked Teo leave.

Roque, an attorney, said the arrival of the installment, while a 'decent signal', may not be sufficient to absolve those engaged with the exchange of conceivable charges.

Roque said that the president is a lawyer and probably the [return] if the ₱60 million is a decent motion but in tha law, it won't totally absolve, if there is something inimical. But of course there is an [current] investigation on the process.

In a related improvement, the Ombudsman said it would dispatch an examination concerning the ₱60 million arrangement.


A few congresspersons have additionally communicated enthusiasm for testing the issue.

Roque said that this issue of criminal liability, it is in the part of the Ombudsman [now]. We are hoping for a fast and straightforward investigation from the Ombudsman.
 
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