Arthur Tugade - updates

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[EDITORIAL] Nakakalason ang singaw ng tambutso ni Panelo

Oct 14, 2019 - 11:00 AM

There is nothing to prove. There's a huge transportation crisis as well as an EQ and IQ deficit in government to understand the problem.

Tugade hits transport strikers anew: 'Your franchises are a privilege, not a right'

Sep 26, 2019 - 9:56 PM

The transport secretary announces that 20 operators have had their certificates of public convenience canceled after joining the 2017 transport strike

ANOTHER THREAT. Piston is set to lead another transport strike on Monday, September 30, against the PUV Modernization Program. File photo by Darren Langit/Rappler

Poe-Tugade spat escalates: 'Underperforming' vs 'full of herself'

Sep 12, 2019 - 9:25 PM

The Department of Transportation speaks for its chief, saying Transportation Secretary Arthur Tugade 'will not allow himself to be used as props for political theatrics'

ONGOING FEUD. The tension between Senator Grace Poe and Transportation Secretary Arthur Tugade continues beyond the Senate session hall. Photos by Joel Liporada and Angie de Silva/Rappler

Poe compares Tugade to Dominguez: 'Bihira ka magpakita dito'

Sep 10, 2019 - 8:21 PM

Senator Grace Poe, who led a Senate hearing into the provincial bus ban, also says that until now, the Department of Transportation has not presented a traffic master plan

EXCUSES? Senator Grace Poe slams Transportation Secretary Arthur Tugade for using the traffic situation as an excuse to ask for emergency powers. Photo by Angie de Silva/Rappler

Lipad Corporation takes over Clark airport operations

Aug 18, 2019 - 11:53 AM

Lipad Corporation CEO Bu Yong Chungunco says they are 'excited' to develop Clark International Airport as the region's premier hub

TURNOVER. Lipad Corporation Bi Yong Chungunco (5th from L) and DOTr Secretary Arthur Tugade (6th from R) during the turnover ceremony on August 16, 2019. Photo courtesy of DOTr

Tugade on MRT3 losses in 2018: 'Don't judge DOTr on isolated cases'

Aug 16, 2019 - 11:30 PM

Transportation Secretary Arthur Tugade plans to put 3 Dalian MRT3 trains in operation by the end of the year

NOT JUST MRT3. Department of Transportation Secretary Arthur Tugade defends losses in ridership and revenue of  MRT3 in 2018.  Tugade on MRT3 losses in 2018: 'Don't judge on isolated cases'

'Mahusay!': Duterte impressed by Mark Villar, Tugade, Lopez

Aug 07, 2019 - 11:18 AM

President Rodrigo Duterte gives 3 Cabinet members a thumbs up for their performance

Tugade wants Sangley Airport construction done by September 2019

Jun 26, 2019 - 5:35 PM

Once the Sangley Airport is ready for domestic flights, only Cebu Pacific would be immediately ready to operate at the Cavite gateway

SANGLEY AIRPORT. Transportation Secretary Arthur Tugade arrives at Sangley Airport to inspect the gateway. Photo from DOTr

Marina, Coast Guard wrap up probe into Recto Bank incident

Jun 22, 2019 - 4:27 PM

Transportation Secretary Arthur Tugade says the results of the investigation were submitted to Malacañang on Thursday, June 20

CHECKUP. The fishermen of the F/B Gem-Ver get a medical checkup upon their arrival at the Caminawit Pier in San Jose Mindoro on June 14, 2019. Photo by LeAnne Jazul/Rappler

Tugade says Clark airport to be fixed April 25 'at the latest'

Apr 23, 2019 - 6:05 PM

Transportation Secretary Arthur Tugade says the Luzon earthquake caused around P30 million in damage to the Clark International Airport

DAED. An airport security personnel walks past the damaged portion of the Clark International Airportâ€'™s terminal. Contributed photo

Tugade to NAIA Consortium: Talks over if deal not reached by April 30

Mar 26, 2019 - 3:00 PM

The NAIA Consortium, which is proposing to rehabilitate and operate the Ninoy Aquino International Airport, says it will comply with the deadline of Transportation Secretary Arthur Tugade

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Is Tugade blocking Go-Jek's entry into the Philippines because of Grab?

Mar 21, 2019 - 10:20 AM

(3rd UPDATE) Transportation Assistant Secretary Goddes Libiran says Secretary Arthur Tugade is 'not a micromanager'

On Cavite commuter woes, DOTr reiterates all PUVs need to pass PITX

Feb 02, 2019 - 5:37 PM

Caviteño commuters can expect more shuttle services to and from the Parañaque Integrated Terminal Exchange to aid in their travel

RESPONSE. The Department of Transportation responds to Cavite Governor Boying Remulla's proposal on addressing PITX woes. Tugade photo by Rappler, PITX photo by DOTr, Remulla's photo from his FB page

36 transport cooperatives newly-accredited for PUV modernization program

Jan 26, 2019 - 6:24 PM

Transportation Secretary Arthur Tugade instructs the Office of Transportation Cooperatives to fast-track the approval of accreditation applications for the program

Background photo from DOTr website

Chinese firm Dalian agrees to pay all costs to fix unused MRT3 trains

Aug 30, 2018 - 6:54 PM

Transportation Secretary Arthur Tugade confirms Chinese firm CRRC Dalian Company Limited will absorb all costs related to repairing the 48 unused MRT3 trains

COSTS. All costs to fix the unused MRT3 trains will be shouldered by  China-based CRRC Dalian Company Limited. Photo by Inoue Jaena/Rappler

Senators hit Tugade's absence during NAIA runway mess

Aug 29, 2018 - 4:25 PM

(UPDATED) 'You should have been on top of everything. 'Di ko makita [ang] scenario na 'di kayo bahagi ng crisis committee,' Senator Nancy Binay tells Transportation Secretary Arthur Tugade

Sec. Arthur Tugade of the Dept of Transportation (DOTr) at the senate hearing on public services Photo by Angie de Silva/Rappler

New Bohol 'eco-airport' to be completed in October 2018, says DOTr

Aug 26, 2018 - 10:41 AM

'This is the kind of airport that we should be building, an airport that has regard for the environment and the future generations,' Transportation Secretary Arthur Tugade says of the country's first international eco-airport

OPENING IN OCTOBER. The Department of Transportation is set to open the new Bohol Airport Airport soon. Photo from DOTr

Tugade says NAIA runway incident an 'eye opener'

Aug 18, 2018 - 2:33 PM

'I am sorry. We did our very best to address the situation,' says Transportation Secretary Arthur Tugade

AIRPORT MISHAP. Workers attend to a Xiamen Air Boeing 737-800 after it skidded off the NAIA runway in Paranaque City on August 17, 2018. Photo by Ben Nabong/Rappler

Puerto Princesa airport workers return bag with P1.5M

Aug 03, 2018 - 10:18 AM

The hand-carry baggage with cash and other personal items is reunited with its owner who had left it at the arrival area of the airport

HONESTY. Employees of the Puerto Princesa International Airport return a luggage containing P1.5 million in cold cash to a passenger. Photo from Percy Malonesio/CAAP

DOTr underspends P12B due to policy shifts

Jul 17, 2018 - 6:32 PM

Transportation Secretary Arthur Tugade clarifies that the department's low disbursement rate does not mean they were 'negligent'

CHIEF. Transportation Secretary Arthur Tugade explains the results of the 2017 COA report on DOTr in a press briefing on July17, 2018. Photo by Aika Rey/Rappler

Dalian trains may be used later this year but...

Jul 05, 2018 - 7:50 PM

Germany's TUV Rheinland finds discrepancies between the actual delivered trains and what was stipulated on the terms of reference, DOTr Secretary Arthur Tugade says

PLATES. DOTr Sec Tugade, House Committee on Transportation Chairman Cesar Sarmiento, SAP Bong Go and Congressman Cesar Sarmiento at the roll-out of vehicle plates to members of automotive dealers and owners in a nationawide roll out on July 5, 2018. Photo by Jire Carreon/Rappler

DOTr still in talks with NAIA Consortium over airport rehab terms

May 24, 2018 - 5:20 PM

The Department of Transportation says there are still 'many conditionalities' to be discussed, including payment to the government

NEGOTIATIONS. The Department of Transportation is negotiating some terms in the proposal of the NAIA Consortium to rehabilitate, operate, and maintain the dilapidated international airport. Photo By Ben Nabong/Rappler

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Tugade suspends 2 officials over corruption allegations

May 22, 2018 - 10:51 AM

Transportation Secretary Arthur Tugade issues a 90-day suspension order against Cordillera Administrative Region Director Jesus Eduardo Natividad and Assistant Regional Director Datu Mohammad Abbas

CHIEF. In this file photo, Transportation Secretary Arthur Tugade speaks at a conference on January 18, 2017. Photo by Martin San Diego/Rappler

MRT3 ordered to sue passengers forcibly opening train doors

Apr 15, 2018 - 11:12 AM

'I told MRT to file cases and collect damages from them,' says Transportation Secretary Arthur Tugade

TRANSPORTATION CHIEF. Transportation Secretary Arthur Tugade conducts an inspection of the MRT3 spare parts warehouse on March 29, 2018. File photo from the DOTr

Tugade relieves LTO employees over alleged extortion

Apr 08, 2018 - 3:37 PM

This comes after rice traders and truckers tell President Rodrigo Duterte of alleged extortion activities in Nueva Vizcaya

Photo of Tugade by Exequiel Supera/Presidential Photo

Tugade's pet peeve: Zero water dispensers in airport passenger areas

Mar 15, 2018 - 4:40 PM

Officials of the Tuguegarao Airport scramble to put water dispensers in their arrival and departure areas after Transportation Secretary Arthur Tugade threatened to fire them

PEEVED. Transportation Secretary Arthur Tugade shows his displeasure after he notices something missing from the departure area of the Tuguegarao Airport. Photo courtesy of the Department of Transportation

Tugade urges public: Don't rush use of Dalian trains on MRT3

Mar 01, 2018 - 2:39 PM

Transportation Secretary Arthur Tugade urges the public to wait for the final assessment of the Dalian trains, due on March 10

WOES. Transportation Secretary Arthur Tugade answers questions from the media during the 2018 Transportation Summit on March 1, 2018. Photo by Aika Rey/Rappler

DOTr: No baggage pilferage in NAIA Terminal 1

Feb 06, 2018 - 4:20 PM

Transportation Secretary Arthur Tugade makes the announcement after a social media post claimed that the baggage of a Filipino couple was pilfered at NAIA 1

NO PILFERAGE? The Department of Transportation disputes a social media post on an alleged case of luggage theft at the Ninoy Aquino International Airport Terminal 1. Image of NAIA Terminal 1 from Wiki Commons

DOTr expects new MRT3 maintenance provider by May 2018

Dec 30, 2017 - 5:26 PM

The Japan government – the Philippine government's ODA partner for Metro Rail Transit Line 3 (MRT3) – has promised to help mobilize a new maintenance provider by May next year

NEW SERVICE PROVIDER. MRT3 has been encountering numerous malfunctions in recent years due to substandard maintenance and underinvestment in system renewal requirements. Photo by JR Belardo/Rappler

Replacing jeepneys a must after 3-year transition period – Tugade

Dec 11, 2017 - 4:05 PM

(UPDATED) Transportation Secretary Arthur Tugade says public utility vehicles that pass the motor vehicle inspection system still have to be replaced so they will be Euro 4- or Euro 5-compliant

MODERNIZE. Senate committee on public services held a hearing on the PUV modernization program on December 11, 2017. Photo by Aika Rey/Rappler

Poe: Math shows operators lose in gov't bid to modernize jeepneys

Dec 10, 2017 - 8:05 PM

Senator Grace Poe says Transportation Secretary Arthur Tugade must attend a Senate hearing to explain how the government is going to help operators shoulder the cost of modernizing their jeepneys

ARRESTED. Piston president George San Mateo leads a rally. File photo by Rob Reyes/Rappler

Tugade says protests won’t stop rollout of jeepney modernization

Dec 04, 2017 - 2:15 PM

The meeting between Transportation Secretary Arthur Tugade and PISTON is reset to Monday, December 11 upon the former's request

Photo by Camille Elemia/Rappler

Piston to hold jeepney strike on December 4 to 5

Nov 29, 2017 - 1:45 PM

The Department of Transportation warns jeepney operators and drivers that their franchises and licenses would be canceled if they join the strike

JEEPNEY STRIKE. In this file photo, protesters staged a demonstration in Monumento on October 16 to protest against jeepney phase out. Photo by Angie de Silva / Rappler

Duterte keeping Tugade as transportation chief

Nov 21, 2017 - 9:30 PM

'I have full trust in Tugade that he can correct the mistakes there and fix it,' says President Rodrigo Duterte amid complaints about the state of the MRT3

Harry Roque mulls weekly MRT3 trips to understand riders' woes

Nov 21, 2017 - 1:38 PM

'I can do that so that I can complain personally to the MRT people,' says President Spokesman Harry Roque

Tugade refuses to resign over MRT3 woes

Nov 20, 2017 - 8:10 PM

'Only the President can ask me to resign,' says Transportation Secretary Arthur Tugade, as he gives an assurance that the government will improve the MRT3

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Still blaming Aquino admin? Time to prove yourself, Poe tells DOTr

Nov 17, 2017 - 3:30 PM

Senator Grace Poe, chair of the Senate committee on public services, tells transportation officials that they've been in office for over a year already but they have yet to show 'concrete steps' to improve MRT services

MRT3. Senator Grace Poe says it's time for current officials of the Department of Transportation to 'prove' themselves. File photo from the Metrostar Express website

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Tugade says no need to suspend MRT3 operations amid train incidents

Nov 17, 2017 - 10:02 AM

(UPDATED) Barely an hour after transportation officials assure commuters that the MRT3 maintenance team is 'doing all it can' to prevent service disruptions, the train suffers yet another glitch

MRT3 ISSUES. Transportation Secretary Arthur Tugade says the MRT3 remains safe for passengers despite accidents that raised safety concerns. Rappler file photo

LOOK: 10 years after chairing ASEAN, Arroyo keeps it presidential

Nov 11, 2017 - 9:15 PM

With President Duterte still in Vietnam, his predecessor Gloria Macapagal Arroyo hosts the welcome dinner for Cambodia's Hun Sen and Myanmar's Suu Kyi

PRESIDENTIAL. Pampanga Representative Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo looks every bit presidential in the welcome dinner she hosted for Cambodia Prime Minister Hun Sen and Myanmar State Counsellor Aung San Suu Kyi. All photos are screengrabs from RTVM feed

DOTr ends contract with MRT3 maintenance provider Busan Universal

Nov 06, 2017 - 2:05 PM

(UPDATED) The Department of Transportation also forms the MRT3 Maintenance Transition Team to temporarily take over while a new company has yet to be chosen

FINAL DECISION. Transportation Assistant Secretary for Legal Steve Pastor serves the final decision of his department to BURI, finally terminating the MRT3 maintenance contract. Photo from Departmen of Transportation

Tugade corrupt? Duterte doubts it

Oct 20, 2017 - 7:13 PM

President Rodrigo Duterte defends his San Beda law classmate and appointee amid speculations that a Cabinet official will be axed

Tugade calls jeepney drivers on strike ‘selfish, small-minded’

Oct 16, 2017 - 1:44 PM

The transportation secretary says Piston and jeepney drivers who participated in the October 16 transport strike should be charged for economic sabotage

MOVE FORWARD. Transport Secretary Arthur Tugade wants jeepney drivers to participate in their modernization program. Rappler file photo

DOTr employees file complaint vs Tugade over Clark transfer

Sep 30, 2017 - 5:10 PM

The DOTr Employees Association accuses Transportation Secretary Arthur Tugade of failing to conduct a public bidding for the new office and neglecting to attend to the needs of the affected workers

ACCUSED. DOTr employees sue Secretary Arthur Tugade and undersecretary Glen Guzman for rushing their transfer to Clark. Rappler file photo

Pangilinan-Ayala group poised to bag MRT3 original proponent status

Sep 18, 2017 - 7:00 PM

Other private groups will be able to submit competing offers under a Swiss challenge, while the original proponent, the Pangilinan-Ayala group, would be given the right to match them

HURDLES. Once the Pangilinan-Ayala group is given the original proponent status and hurdled the Swiss challenge, it expects to take over the operations, maintenance, and rehabilitation of MRT3 by early 2018. Photo by Martin San Diego/Rappler

$7-B Metro Manila subway to be extended to NAIA

Sep 06, 2017 - 6:10 PM

From an earlier projection of 4 4 billion P225 17 billion the cost of the proposed subway goes up to 7 billion P358 25 billion

LTO rolls out drivers' licenses valid for 5 years

Aug 29, 2017 - 9:13 PM

The entire application process for the new driver s license cards takes about 5 minutes the transportation secretary says

5-YEAR LICENSES. Transport Secretary Arthur Tugade tried out the application process for the new driver's license cards that are valid for 5 years. Photo by the Department of Transportation

IN PHOTOS: New DOTr headquarters in Clark remains unfinished

Jul 29, 2017 - 10:27 PM

The first batch of Department of Transportation employees transfer to their new home but they say it s not yet move in ready

NEW OFFICE. The new Department of Transportation office is sets the beginning of the supposed exodus of government offices away from Metro Manila. All photos by DOTr employees