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No budget ‘fun(d)’ for DoT; Sotto demands advert pullout

Saturday, May 5, 2012

SENATE MAJORITY LEADER LINKS P63-M ADS TO RH BILL

No budget ‘fun(d)’ for DoT; Sotto demands advert pullout

By Angie M. Rosales 05/05/2012
It’s not fun in the Philippines.

Department of Tourism chief Ramon Jimenez may soon find out it’s not fun to place “It’s more fun in the Philippines” advertisements in Cable News Network (CNN) and it won’t be fun either for him and his department when a senator threatens to cut off his tourism budget to P1 when budget time comes around.

Senate Majority Leader Vicente Sotto III is demanding the pullout of the reported P63-million advertisement placement in CNN spent by the government for its tourism campaign, shown in Asia, the United States and Europe.

The senator wants an explanation from the Department of Tourism (DoT) and has threatened to block the approval of the agency’s budget for next year, when it is taken up in Congress, if Jimenez fails to justify the funding for the television commercial that premiered in the international news channel..... MORE

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