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Sec. Alberto Lim
Department of Tourism
Sec. Alberto "Bertie" Lim is a Palawan tourism veteran. Lim is the Executive Director of the Makati Business Club (MBC), whose members are composed of chief executive officers (CEOs) or ranking officials of the Philippines' largest corporations. He served as long-time president of Ten Knots Corporation, which operates the El Nido resorts in northern Palawan, until 2006. He is also the founding president of the Palawan Tourism Council.
The MBC takes a stand on political issues from time to time. At the height of the NBN-ZTE controversy, for example, the MBC called for the resignation of Lito Atienza and Romulo Neri for supposedly blocking whistleblower Jun Lozada from testifying at a Senate hearing. He is the brother of veteran broadcast journalist Cheche Lazaro.