The Philippines Investment Forum 2016

Benito C Bengzon Jr

Undersecretary for Tourism Development

Department of Tourism, Republic of the Philippines


Undersecretary Benito C Bengzon Jr completed his bachelor’s degree in hotel and restaurant administration from the University of the Philippines in 1984. From 1989 to 1992, he took up his masters in business administration at the Ateneo Graduate School of Business and in 1999 graduated from the National Defense College of the Philippines with a masters degree in national security administration. He started his career with the Philippine Department of Tourism in 1986 where he was involved initially in tourism planning, product research and development. From 1993 to 1999, he headed the DOT’s investment promotion unit. In 1999, he was assigned to Tokyo as tourism attaché. He returned to Manila in 2007 and handled the marketing team for Japan and later also for the Middle East and the Asia-Pacific. In 2010, he was appointed assistant secretary for international tourism promotions and designated as the spokesman of the Department. In November 2014, he was appointed as undersecretary of the tourism development sector. He also currently sits in the Civil Aeronautics Board as alternate vice chairman and is a member of the Philippine Air Negotiating Panel.


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Tue 06 Sep 2016

Shangri-La at the Fort, Manila