Beach resort owners told: provide emergency crew, paramedics or face closure

DAVAO CITY (April 20) — Beach resort owners run the risk of tourism permit revocation should they be found operating without emergency crew, paramedics and first aide kits. Tourism Secretary Berna Puyat on Thursday said “Beach resort owners should be equipped with paramedics and first aide kit and those is Siargao should have medical staff, …

Teo out, Romulo in

DAVAO CITY, Philippines (May 8) — President Rodrigo Duterte appointed Agriculture Undersecretary Bernadette  Fatima Romulo-Puyat , as the new Secretary of the Department of Tourism, replacing resigned Secretary Wanda Teo. A highly placed Newsline.ph source confirmed, the President appointed Romulo-Puyat  late Tuesday afternoon. Romulo-Puyat has been working with the Department of Agriculture  for over 12 …