By Marisol Bo-oc | 08:32 PM June 14, 2021
Drs Vicki Belo and Hayden Kho, together with daughter Scarlet Snow, were in Bohol for a family tour.
They were accompanied by Department of Tourism Secretary Bernadette Romulo-Puyat.
The family visited the Bohol Bee Farm, Virgin Island, South Farm in Panglao, tarsier sanctuary and Loboc river cruise.
In one of the videos, six-year-old Scarlet Snow asked Gov. Arthur Yap for a carabao.
According to the DOT, the agency’s visit to Bohol with the Belo Family was part of a campaign to inspire Filipinos to travel locally and safely all of them complied with the travel requirements of the host province.
“I’m with Scarlet Snow Belo,” said Puyat during a DOT virtual presser. “This is what we’ve been pushing in the Department of Tourism. Filipinos travel as a family.”
“Bohol is such a family place,” Puyat continued.
However, Senator Nancy Binay on Sunday expressed dismay at Puyat for committing serious health violations when she went on tour together with the Belo family.
Binay said the DOT chief’s latest stories in Instagram show a series of health violations. The senator said netizens brought to her attention Puyat’s IG story posted on June 12, Independence day, showing her together with Scarlet Snow touring Bohol without their facemasks and face shields on.
Puyat said everyone who was part of the trip underwent RT-PCR testing and everything was coordinated with the local government unit.
She also assured that the gesture of removing the mask briefly was done only for photo opportunity. She said their masks were worn again immediately once the photo was taken.