From the whole Department of Transportation (DOTr) family and its attached agencies, we would like to convey our sincerest gratitude, honor and salute to Secretary Art Tugade, for his tenacious leadership, innumerable contributions, and afire love in delivering non-stop public service that paved way for the realization of the myriad of much-needed and most-awaited transport infrastructure projects, programs and initiatives that the country and the Filipino people truly deserve.


Indeed, his dynamic and visionary captaincy in the whole six (6) years have inspired us all to consistently work and serve in the best interests of the people.


As what he always say, ‘we do not have the luxury of time, so we have to work double (or even triple) time to make sure that we get things done.’

The Philippines' transportation system will be transformed and elevated into global standards as the Department of Transportation (DOTr) under the administration of President Bongbong Marcos will focus its efforts on moving passengers and goods, newly-minted Secretary Jaime Bautista said on Friday, 01 July 2022.

During the DOTr’s turnover of leadership at the DOTr Clark Offices in Pampanga, Secretary Bautista said the newly-minted DOTr administration will ensure to provide “accessible, affordable, comfortable, and safe transport service throughout the country” through the use of the country’s transport systems.

“As discussed during my initial meeting with President Bongbong, we will transform the Philippine transport industry and elevate it to global standards,” Secretary Bautista stressed.

Binabati ng Philippine Coast Guard (PCG) ang dating President at Chief Executive Officer (CEO) ng Philippine Airlines (PAL) na si Mr. Jaime Bautista na itinalaga bilang susunod na Kalihim ng Department of Transportation (DOTr) sa ilalim ng administrasyon ni President-elect Ferdinand “Bongbong” Marcos Jr.

Ayon kay PCG Commandant, CG Admiral Artemio M Abu naniniwala siya sa lawak ng kaalaman at kakayanan ni incoming DOTr Secretary Bautista mula sa 26 na taong pagseserbisyo nito sa “flag carrier” ng bansa bilang Vice President (VP) for Finance, Chief Finance Officer (CFO), Executive VP, at President and CEO mula 1993 hanggang 2019.

“Saludo kami kay Mr. Bautista bilang susunod na Kalihim ng Kagawaran ng Transportasyon at naniniwala kami na lalo niyang palalawigin ang mga inisyatibo tungo sa pagpapalawak ng ating pwersa at pagsasakatuparan ng modernization program ng PCG. Makaasa ang ating incoming DOTr Secretary na nasa likod niya ang Coast Guard tungo sa pagbibigay ng mga kinakailangang serbisyo sa ating mga kababayan at lalong pagpapabuti ng sektor ng transportasyon para sa kapakanan ng bawat Pilipino,” ani CG Admiral Abu.

The Coast Guard Strategic Studies and International Affairs Center (CGSSIAC) hosted the two-day Strategic Development Forum with the theme “Charting the Strategic Direction of the PCG” on 22-23 June 2022 at Rizal Park Hotel, Manila.

Members of CGSSIAC staff, representatives from Central Staffs and Deputy Commanders/ Chief of Staff of different Functional, Admin Support, Operational Support, Special Service and Technical Service Commands participated in the said forum. Deputy Commanders / Chief of Staff of Coast Guard Districts also participated through video teleconferencing platform.

The forum featured presentations by strategists from the Department of National Defense, Philippine Navy and the PCG followed by a workshop that reviewed the current PCG Strategic Development Plan (SDP).

Philippine Coast Guard (PCG) Commandant, CG Admiral Artemio M Abu participated in the 7th Contact Group on Sulu and Celebes Seas (CGSCS) in Makati City today, 28 June 2022.

The Global Maritime Crime Programme (GMCP) of the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) initiates CGSCS every two years to bring together PCG Commandant, CG Admiral Abu; Indonesian Maritime Agency (BAKAMLA) Chief Laksamana Madya TNI Aan Kurnia S. Sos; and Malaysian Maritime Enforcement Agency (MMEA) Director, General Dato Mohd Zubil bin Mat Som TO DEEPEN COOPERATION AND INTENSIFY RESPONSES AGAINST MARITIME CRIME IN THE TRI-BORDER AREA.

During the meeting, the PCG Commandant said Malaysia and Indonesia are the Philippines' good neighbors that share a rich common history as maritime nations. He also expressed the need for the three countries to enhance their efforts in combatting maritime threats.