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Wanda Corazon Teo

Wanda Corazon Teo Filipina travel agent and politician

Filipina travel agent and politician
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Intro Filipina travel agent and politician
Countries Philippines
Occupations Politician
Type Politics
Gender female
Birth 4 November 1952 (Kidapawan, Cotabato, Soccsksargen, Philippines)
Star sign ScorpioScorpio
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Biography

Wanda Corazon Teshiba Tulfo-Teo (born November 4, 1952) is a Filipino travel agent serving as the current Secretary of the Philippines' Department of Tourism. She is also at present the Chairperson of the Intramuros Administration.

She was appointed by President Rodrigo Duterte to replace Ramon Jimenez Jr. in the secretaryship in June 30, 2016. Teo initially stated that she would change the present tourism slogan coined by her predecessor Jimenez, "It's More Fun in the Philippines", during her term, but she later decided to instead improve on it because of its positive effects that resulted in invaluable tourist arrivals in the Philippines. She admitted she is incompetent for the job by saying, “I had nothing to show as my accomplishments.”

Career beginnings

Teo has been actively working in the tourism sector for more than two decades as a co-owner of a travel agency, Mt. Apo Travel and Tours, president of the National Association of Independent Travel Agencies (NAITAS). and a member of Davao Travel Agencies Association (DTAA), the Davao Association of Tour Operators (DATO) and the Davao Regional Tourism Council (DRTC).

Personal life

Tulfo-Teo is the fourth child and second daughter of retired PC Brigadier General Ramon Tulfo (1915-2010) and Caridad Teshiba (born 1925), she also the sister of prominent journalists Ramon, Jr. (Mon), Ben, Raffy and Erwin Tulfo. Teo's husband Roberto is currently a member of the board of directors of government-owned bank Land Bank of the Philippines.

She obtained her BS degree in business administration from St. Theresa's College.

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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=a9wWER-5E1Y
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