No lower than Tourism Secretary Wanda Teo invited choose lawmakers to go to Iceland and Norway in July, ostensibly to watch their practices in selling gender consciousness and improvement (GAD).
Teo’s participation was revealed in a letter obtained by Philstar.com.
In the June 16, 2017 letter, Teo mentioned the journeys to the Nordic nations was aimed toward figuring out “the gaps and inequalities in GAD policy implementation processes which may be addressed through legislation.”
“We aim to include applicable and doable transformative programs as we may gather during the undertaking,” Teo mentioned. “In this regard, we would like to invite the Honorable Congressman and the other members of the House of Representatives to take part in this undertaking.”
The letter signed by Teo belied DOT’s earlier declare that the eight-day trip, which was supposed to start out on July 14, was an initiative of the House of Representatives.
The lawmakers who had been presupposed to go on a trip had been Reps. Ma. Carmen Zamora of Compostela Valley, Mark Aeron Sambar of the Puwersa ng Bayaning Atleta party-list, Paolo Everardo Javier of Antique and Oscar Richard Garin Jr. of Iloilo.
Four House staff and 5 DOT officers had been additionally supposed to affix the lawmakers in Europe.
The trip was known as off after The Philippine Star reported about it.
Based on the paperwork obtained by The Star, the spherical trip economic system airfare for the trip value P2.1 million for all of the contributors.
Teo mentioned within the letter that the DOT will “provide for the economy and round trip international air tickets and daily substinence and daily allowance” of the lawmakers.