Wanda Corazon Teo

This name uses Philippine naming customs for married women. The birth maternal family name is Teshiba, the birth paternal family name is Tulfo, and the marital name is Teo.
Wanda Corazon Teo
Secretary of Tourism
Assumed office
June 30, 2016
President Rodrigo Duterte
Preceded by Ramon Jimenez Jr.
Personal details
Born Wanda Corazon Teshiba Tulfo
(1952-11-04) November 4, 1952
Kidapawan, Cotabato, Philippines
Nationality Filipino
Alma mater St. Theresa's College
Occupation Businesswoman
Profession Politician

Wanda Corazon Teshiba Tulfo-Teo (born November 4, 1952) is a Filipino stateswoman, serving as the current Secretary of the Philippines' Department of Tourism.

She was appointed by President Rodrigo Duterte to replace Ramon Jimenez Jr. in the secretaryship in June 30, 2016. Teo stated that under her term she will retain the present tourism slogan, "It's More Fun in the Philippines", coined by her predecessor (Jimenez), because of its positive effects that resulted in invaluable tourist arrivals in the Philippines.[1]

Career Beginnings

Teo has been actively working in the tourism sector for more than two decades[2] as a co-owner of a travel agency, Mt. Apo Travel and Tours, president of the National Association of Independent Travel Agencies (NAITAS).[3] and a member of Davao Travel Agencies Association (DTAA), the Davao Association of Tour Operators (DATO) and the Davao Regional Tourism Council (DRTC).[4]

Career Achievements

From her humble start to now being the Department of Tourism Secretary, Teo’s advocacy of evangelizing Philippine tourism to others makes her perfect for the current’s administration vision in making a change in the country.

Here are some of her notable achievements:[5]

Personal Life

Teo is the sister of prominent journalists Mon,[3] Ben, Raffy and Erwin Tulfo.[6] She graduated BS Business Administration at the St. Theresa's College.[4]

See also


Political offices
Preceded by
Ramon Jimenez Jr.
Secretary of Tourism
Order of precedence
Preceded by
Ismael Sueno
as Secretary of Interior and Local Government
Order of Precedence of the Philippines
as Secretary of Tourism
Succeeded by
Arthur Tugade
as Secretary of Transportation
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