DOTr to LTFRB: Intensify crackdown vs. Angkas drivers
by admin | Posted on Wednesday, December 19th, 2018
MANILA, Philippines — The Department of Transportation (DOTr) has tasked the Land Transportation Franchising and Regulatory Board (LTFRB) to intensify its campaign against motorcycle-ride hailing app, Angkas drivers who continue to operate.
DOTr Secretary Arthur Tugade said the transportation department has followed the injuction released by the Mandaluyong Regional Trial Court in favor of Angkas in the past, so now, the secretary insisted that Angkas must follow the temporary restraining order (TRO) issued by the Supreme Court, which is based on the decision of the Mandaluyong RTC.
The secretary said that the department will enforce the law against colorum bikers. — UNTV News & Rescue
by Robie de Guzman | Posted on Friday, June 14th, 2019
MANILA, Philippines – Airline companies have agreed to use Sangley Airport in Cavite for general aviation, freight turboprop operations, and commercial turboprop operations, the Department of Transportation (DOTr) said Thursday.
Transportation Secretary Arthur Tugade made the announcement after he met with airline officials to discuss the immediate operationalization of Sangley airport and the government’s move to address aviation concerns.
The DOTr said general aviation refers to the operation of a civil aircraft other than a commercial air transport operation or aerial work operation.
“General aviation users will be notified to fully relocate in a year’s time to Clark International Airport (CRK) in Pampanga and Sangley Airport to help decongest the Ninoy Aquino International Airport (NAIA),” Tugade said.
Tugade said the move will free up space in the four terminals of the NAIA to allow for improvements and additions in the main gateway.
The transportation chief added that during the meeting, airline companies have pledged to cooperate with the government’s move to open Sangley Airport, as ordered by President Rodrigo Duterte.
“It was a productive and mutually beneficial meeting. Airlines expressed their willingness and commitment to support the government’s thrust to utilize Sangley Airport. This is a solid demonstration of their trust and confidence in the administration of President Duterte,” Tugade said.
The DOTr said airline companies will sign a pledge of commitment and support on June 24, 2019 as a manifestation of cooperation with the government’s initiative.
At the meeting on Thursday, Tugade was joined by Manila International Airport Authority (MIAA) General Manager Ed Monreal, Civil Aviation Authority of the Philippines (CAAP) Director General Jim Sydiongco, Civil Aeronautics Board (CAB) Executive Director Carmelo Arcilla, Michael Tan of Philippine Airlines, Lance Gokongwei of Cebu Pacific, and Capt. Dexter Comendador of AirAsia.
Tugade earlier ordered the 24/7 construction of the Sangley Airport to meet the operational timeline set by President Rodrigo Duterte in decongesting NAIA.
Tugade earlier ordered the 24/7 construction of Sangley Airport to expedite the transfer of domestic flights to reduce congestion at the Ninoy Aquino International Airport (NAIA).
“Let us not see shadows when there is no sun. If we are all to answer the ‘perhaps’ and the ‘maybes,’ nothing will happen in this country,” he said.
“We should not stop development simply because we are afraid of future inconveniences. Bear in mind that the price of development is an inconvenience,” he added.
During Friday’s inspection, Tugade checked the completed asphalt overlay of the runway, as well as the ongoing construction of the Passenger Terminal Building (PTB), the drainage system, and the hangars.
He also inspected an area for the landing berth of the ferry operations.
The DOTr reported that the construction of additional facilities at the Sangley Airport, which started last year and is now at 48.68% completion rate.
The inspection was conducted in collaboration with the Philippine Air Force and the Philippine Navy.
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