Department Secretary

hon. bernadette romulo-puyat


Bernadette Fatima T. Romulo-Puyat (born May 14, 1969) is the current Secretary of the Department of Tourism after being appointed by President Rodrigo Duterte in 2018. She attended the University of the Philippines and pursued an undergraduate and a Masters degree in Economics.


Secretary Romulo-Puyat was a former lecturer at the UP School of Economics (1994- 2006). She also served as an Economic Consultant at the Housing and Urban Development Coordination Council (HUDCC) (2001-2002) and the Presidential Management Staff (2005-2006), and was Deputy Cabinet Secretary at the Office of the President in 2006. She was appointed as Undersecretary at the Department of Agriculture from 2007 to 2018 where she was designated to handle Special Concerns, Administration and Finance, and Agribusiness and Marketing. Secretary Romulo-Puyat assumed office as the Secretary of the Department of Tourism on May 14, 2018.

key officials

Bernadette Romulo-Puyat
Department Secretary
Atty. Edwin R. Enrile
Legal and Special Concerns and Chief of Staff
Myra Paz Valderrosa Abubakar
Roberto P. Alabado III
Howard Lance A. Uyking
Assistant Secretary, Branding and Marketing Communications
Atty. Lara Victoria O. Estevez-Austria
Director, Legal Service
Carlos L. Magnaye
Director, Office of Special Concerns
Reynaldo M. Rosas
Director, Internal Audit Service
Maria Rosario Lourdes V. Em
Head Executive Assistant