Puyat, New PH Tourism Secretary: ‘Strong Filipino Food Advocate’

Written on 05/16/2018
By Sarap Team

Margaux Salcedo lauds the appointment of Bernadette Romulo Puyat as Tourism Secretary in her May 15 piece for Inquirer.

Salcedo wrote, “Puyat proved herself not only as a passionate advocate for farmers and Philippine produce but also an effective organizer who saw and was able to align with former Tourism Secretary Ramon Jimenez Jr.’s vision of promoting Filipino food to the international community and helped make this vision a reality for both DOT and the Department of Agriculture.

With Madrid Fusion Manila, Puyat reportedly made the DA one of its sponsors, allocating to it a budget of several millions just to fly in produce and cooks from the provinces to showcase to the international community.