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LRTA chief Reynaldo Berroya dies

Aika Rey
LRTA chief Reynaldo Berroya dies

LRTA CHIEF. Retired police general Reynaldo Berroya.

Light Rail Transit Authority

Reynaldo Berroya, a retired police general, was 74

Light Rail Transit Authority (LRTA) Administrator Reynaldo Berroya, a retired police general, died on Monday morning, November 15. He was 74.

Transportation Secretary Arthur Tugade announced the news in a Facebook post on Monday.

“It is with profound sadness and sorrow that we bid adieu to one of the most courageous and dedicated public servants and defender of the republic, General Reynaldo Berroya,” Tugade said.

Berroya’s cause of death was not disclosed.

“The entire LRTA family considers his death a tremendous loss and recognizes his strong-willed leadership, dedication, kind-heartedness, and perseverance as an administrator. We will honor his legacy and remember the extraordinary impact he had among us,” said the LRTA, operator of the LRT Line 2.

Berroya became LRTA administrator in 2017, a month after he was appointed to its board.

Berroya was also a former intelligence chief of the Philippine National Police during the Arroyo administration.

During the time of former president Joseph Estrada, he was named commander of one of the anti-kidnapping units of the now-defunct Presidential Anti-Organized Crime Commission. – Rappler.com

Aika Rey

Aika Rey is a business reporter for Rappler. She covered the Senate of the Philippines before fully diving into numbers and companies. Got tips? Find her on Twitter at @reyaika or shoot her an email at aika.rey@rappler.com.