Newly appointed Department of Tourism Undersecretary Kat de Castro took a trip down memory lane and posted a collage of photos with her former Trip na Trip co-host Uma Khouny.
Kat posted the photo with the caption, “I miss you @umakhouny!” Uma commented on the photo saying, “I thought the distance, the time will make it go away. Nako! We always get in trouble together. You're my partner in crime!”
Uma, who is now based in New York City, also posted a photo of Kat on his Instagram account celebrating Kat’s appointment as undersecretary. He posted, “DOT undersecretary! Super proud moment! At sa mga nega, enjoy nyo po! #Dot#undersecretary #Philippines.”
Kat was appointed recently as a DOT undersecretary by President Rodrigo Duterte. In a recent interview with PUSH, Kat shared her plans for the Department of Tourism.
“Let’s face it, we need to upgrade some of the way that we handle our tourism packages and come on, I want to lower down the price when it comes to traveling in the Philippines. For some reason, it’s cheaper to go to Hong Kong than go to Boracay and that is still something that I would like to look to,” she said.
She also shared that she wants to decongest Boracay by encouraging people to visit other beaches in the country. “Make other people go to other beaches in the Philippines because we’re more than just Boracay and let them go to places like Calaguas, Caramoan, ‘yun. I’m looking forward to that. I’ve been in the travel show industry for a decade now so whatever I learned as a first-hand traveller, i-aapply ko sa DOT,” she stated.