- Kat de Castro will now join the ranks of famous government officials as the Undersecretary for Tourism and Public Affairs
- De Castro, an avid supporter of President Duterte, has co-organized the DU31: One Love, One Nation Thanksgiving Party last June 4, 2016 at the Davao Crocodile Park
- Reports have circulated that other Duterte supporters will be given a position in the new administration
President Duterte is quickly making the necessary changes during his first 100 days in office beginning with some key appointments in all branches of government. While most of the Cabinet appointees are close friends, high school, and college classmates, President Duterte also tapped those who helped him campaign during the elections.
One example is Katherine ‘Kat’ de Castro who is now the Department of Tourism (DOT) undersecretary for tourism advocacy and public affairs under Secretary Wanda Corazon Teo.
Kat is the daughter of ‘TV Patrol’ news anchor and former Vice President Noli de Castro and former ABS-CBN Current Affairs executive Arlene de Castro. She was a former host of the travel show ‘Trip na Trip’ and owns a production house – Bayan Productions. She was also a host for ‘Magandang Gabi, Bayan’ and a reporter for ‘TV Patrol’.
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De Castro took to her Instagram account to share her excitement in her role in the government.
De Castro shared that one of the main projects of the DOT this year is pursuing to be the host country for Miss Universe 2016.
According to earlier reports, De Castro is not the only one celebrity who has been offered a government seat by President Duterte.
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Movie and tv personality Aiza Seguerra was also given a position but she declined the same. On the other hand, singer-comedian Arnel Ignacio has been selected as well but he refused to confirm which branch of the government. Rumor has it that Ignacio is set to be the new Chairman of the Philippine Charity Sweepstakes Office.
There are also reports saying that singer Jimmy Bondoc will replace Bong Quintana as the Assistant Vice President for Entertainment of the Philippine Amusement and Gaming Corporation. - IS, Kami Media
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