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The one thing that can be said about Transportation Secretary Arthur Tugade is that he is a HANDS-ON leader, and not just an armchair manager.
When he assumed the leadership of the Department of Transportation (DOTr), Secretary Tugade trailblazed the hands-on style of management that has become a standard in the DOTr and its attached agencies in all of its sectors.
For instance, on the very 1st day of March, team DOTr was at Dumaguete, Tagbiliran and Panglao in the Visayas as our Transport Chief wants to make certain that the on-going projects are on track in their construction and development, particularly the airport and seaport projects. 
Distance and even current travel constraints because of a Pandemic has not deterred Secretary Tugade and his team of officers to conduct personal inspection of transport facilities across regions. And this is the kind of leadership that by far, has made tremendous strides in its pursuit of transformational transport projects, programs and initiatives. 
The results are tangible as we see game-changing transport infrastructures that were either inaugurated or about to commence operations, as well as  significant improvements that we are now seeing and experiencing in existing and currrent transport facilities. 
With another day less in our term of office, team DOTr will continue to relentlessy pursue the reformation of transportation in our country, bearing in mind the fulfillment of our goal to improve and make the life of the Filipino people more comfortable. 
We are almost there. 
And we will get it done. 
#DOTrPH 🇵🇭🇭️
03 March 2021
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It has come to our attention that there are some individuals or groups who have been purportedly posing as representatives and/or agents of officials and personnel of the Philippine Ports Authority (PPA), in fraudulent and unlawful schemes, to solicit funds/money/favors in behalf of the Authority, the General Manger or any of its executive officers/ports official nationwide.
These solicitations are fraudulent, unauthorized, illegal, and prohibited. The DOTr and PPA condemn these activities in no uncertain terms, and categorically deny any involvement or participation in said schemes.
Any person or company caught using the identity/name of the Authority or any of its officials shall be dealt with accordingly to the full extent of the law.
We would like to assure the public that the DOTr and PPA will not tolerate these kinds of illegal activities. Let us all unite against individuals /groups engaged in illegal activities and who tarnish and destroy the good name and reputation of our government agencies and officials/ personnel for their personal gain. 
#DOTrPH🇵🇭 #PPAworks
02 March 2021

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IN PHOTOS: Wrapping up a hectic March 1st Monday, Transportation Secretary Arthur Tugade and team DOTr dropped by Bohol-Panglao International Airport (BPIA), prior to their return to Manila, after their stops in Dumaguete and Tagbilaran. 

The team went around the airport facility, and Secretary Tugade personally re-checked the areas that he noted needs to be improved and maintained properly, after his last visit when the facility was inaugaurated in November 2018.  He also reminded the airport management and security to ensure that the prevailing health and safety protocols are strictly being implemented. 
The secretary also reiterated his repeated instructions on the need to ensure the  consistent culture of airport cleanliness, not only for Panglao but in all airport and port facilities.
Officials who joined Secretary Tugade were DOTr Assistant Secretary for Procurement and Project Implementation Giovanni Lopez, CAAP Director General Jim Sydiongco, Office for Transportation Security (OTS) Administrator Usec. Raul L. Del Rosario, Philippine Ports Authority (PPA) General Manager Jay Daniel Santiago, and CAAP Chief of Staff Atty. Danjun Lucas.
#DOTrPH🇵🇭 #AviationAndAirportsSectorWorks #BuildBuildBuild #ComfortableLifeForAll
02 March 2021

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ADVISORY: The Department of Transportation (DOTr), through its Investigation Security and Law Enforcement Staff (ISLES), issued a preliminary suspension order (Department Order 2016-017) against the Private Emission Testing Center (PETC)  mentioned below for falsification of emission test results:

Baliuag Motor Vehicle Emission Testing Center & Car Care Center Co. 
714 Domingo St. Balic-balic, Sampaloc, Manila
The suspension order is effective for 90 days.
Aside from the concerned PETC, copies of the suspension order were likewise served to the PETC IT Service Provider, which shall be subject to the same penalties should it disregard the said order by continuing to process any data transmitted by the identified PETC.
#DOTrPH🇵🇭 #RoadSectorWorks
02March 2021

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IN PHOTOS: From Dumaguete, Department of Transportation (DOTr) Secretary Arthur Tugade and team DOTr proceeded to Tagbiliran, where Philippine Ports Authority (PPA) General Manager Jay Daniel Santiago provided a briefing of the Tagbilaran Port Project, particularly the status update of its new Passenger Terminal Building (PTB), which is set to be inaugurated on 04 April 2021.

During the visit, Secretary Tugade greeted port employees in the city, on the ocassion of its 25th Founding Anniversary. 
DOTr officials who were also present during the inspection are Assistant Secretary for Procurement and Project Implementation Giovanni Lopez, CAAP Director General Jim Sydiongco, Office for Transportation Security (OTS) Administrator Usec. Raul L. Del Rosario,  and CAAP Chief of Staff Atty. Danjun Lucas.
#DOTrPH🇵🇭 #PPAWorks #BuildBuildBuild #PartnersForChange #MaritimeSectorWorks
02 March 2021

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