Tourism Undersecretary Vicente “Enteng” Romano III Resigned

By on Nov 23, 2010 in Local, Politics Comments
DOT Usec Vicenter Romano At  Expo2
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As reported by ABS-CBN news site, Department of Tourism (DOT) Undersecretary Vicente Romano III step down on his post on Tuesday, November 23, 2010. The resignation happened few days after the president scrapped the DOT‘s “Pilipinas Kay Ganda” tourism campaign.

According to reports, Romano took full responsiblity for the most-criticized tourism campaign. Tourism officials were criticized for changing the DOT‘s slogan from WOW Philippines to “Pilipinas Kay Ganda“. They have been criticized as well with the DOT‘s new designed logo which was allegedly copied from Poland‘s tourism website.

Vicente Romano III said in a statement that, “The final design had similarities with the Polska logo, but the design elements and the visual presentation are distinctive enough to be clearly differentiated…At worst, it might have offended the sensitivities of a people who take pride in its creative spirit. For that I’m truly sorry.”

Meanwhile, Romano apologized to President Aquino, Tourism Secretary Alberto Lim and to the Filipino people.

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