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France fetes outgoing tourism chief

/ 05:20 AM June 10, 2022
The French government has conferred the Ordre du Mérite Agricole (Order of Agricultural Merit) with the rank of officer on outgoing Tourism Secretary Bernadette Romulo-Puyat in recognition of her support for the agricultural sector and promoting food culture in the Philippines.

DOT Secretary Berna Romulo – Puyat. INQUIRER FILE PHOTO

The French government has conferred the Ordre du Mérite Agricole (Order of Agricultural Merit) with the rank of officer on outgoing Tourism Secretary Bernadette Romulo-Puyat in recognition of her support for the agricultural sector and promoting food culture in the Philippines.

Romulo-Puyat, who was recently appointed deputy governor of the Central Bank of the Philippines, served as agriculture undersecretary from 2007 to 2018.

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French Ambassador Michèle Boccoz cited Romulo-Puyat contributions to Philippine agriculture, particularly in promoting local products, supporting gender-inclusive agriculture and encouraging the adoption of modern techniques in the agricultural sector. —TINA G. SANTOS

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