Philippine Department of Tourism in Large Reshuffle

The Department of Tourism (DoT) and the marketing arm the Tourism Promotions Board (TPB) in the Philippines is currently undergoing a significant shake up at present. The Chief Operation officer Domingo Ramon Enerio of the TPB has announced early retirement to, “explore opportunities in the private sector.”

Other recent changes in personnel have been Victoria Jasmin, undersecretary for tourism registration who has retired.

Assistant secretary Art Boncato has also left. Jazmin Esguerra, who was to become the director for media and communication services, also simply retired instead. Maria Theresa Martinez the Undersecretary for administration and special concerns, has left also moved on from the organisation.

The retirements and resignations will no doubt affect the overall planning, running and direction of the department. Changes in the travel industry are yet to be felt but are expected soon.

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