Nagkaalaman na! Paolo Duterte slams Tourism Chief - The Daily Sentry

Nagkaalaman na! Paolo Duterte slams Tourism Chief

Pulong shocked the public following the surface of his rift versus the DOT Secretary Berna Puyat.

On Thursday, the plenary deliberations on the 2020 budget of the housing agencies was interrupted when the presidential son, now Deputy Speaker in the House of Representatives, Cong. Paolo Duterte tackled the budget of the Department of Tourism (DOT).

According to the congressman, he wanted to take part in the interpolation of said department's budget last Tuesday, September 17. His reason being was "to seek clarification on certain issues and concerns regarding what is happenning now in that department under the leadership of Secretary Berna Romulo Puyat.”

“I had planned to ask some questions because it has come to my attention that there have been several complaints on the management style of Secretary Romulo Puyat in relation to the approval of contracts and projects in her department,” he continued.

Further, Cong. Duterte mentioned that prior to that, he agreed to meet with the DOT chief and House Speaker Alan Peter Cayetano separately.
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“However as part of the pre-plenary conference between agencies of the executive departments and the House of Representatives, our honorable speaker deemed it prudent that these issues be threshed out directly with Secretary Romulo Puyat hence following the established procedure in the House I sat down with the Speaker and Secretary Romulo Puyat to discuss my concerns regarding her department.” the presidential son detailed.
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“I wanted to clarify these issues because I believe it is my right and sworn duty as a member of this esteemed chamber to ask question and thus interpolate any of my fellow legislator on the floor,” he explained.

"I would be remiss of my duty as a representative of the people of Davao City’s 1st district if I turn a deaf ear to the complaints and grievances that have reached my office regarding the Department of Tourism,” the fierce solon said.

The Davao Congressman shared how the issue is getting into his nerves, figuratively saying it affects his sleep as implied by the secretary's last name.

“After I had discussed my concerns with Secretary Puyat napupuyat na ako dito sa babae na ito in the presence of our speaker, I thought that was the last of it. Bilang paggalang sa ating speaker pumayag akong kausapin si Secretary Puyat,” he added.

“Ang buong akala ko ay maganda ang ikakabunga ng aming pag-uusap yun pala ay mauuwi lang sa sumbungan at mga maling parating laban sa akin at alam niyo na esteemeed colleagues kung kanino,” he said.

“Ito lang po Mr. Speaker ako po ay naniniwala na dapat ipabatid natin sa lahat ang mga pangyayaring ito nang sa gayon ay malaman ng ating mga kababayan ang tunay niyang karakter at pag-uugali,” Duterte said.

Source: ABS-CBN News