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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.

The Philippine Coast Guard (PCG) Station Dumaguete has responded to a maritime incident involving MV Fast Cat M6 that ran aground in the vicinity waters off Pantawan, Rizal Boulevard, Dumaguete City this afternoon, 22 June 2022.

Based on the investigation, the vessel encountered strong winds and big waves, causing it to run aground. It also damaged the starboard side of the hull.

The PCG Station Dumaguete and Marine Environmental Protection Unit (MEPU)-Negros Oriental coordinated with MTug Ankiesha to conduct towing operations.

The Philippine Coast Guard (PCG) will deploy assets and personnel on the inauguration of President-elect Ferdinand “Bongbong” Marcos Jr in Manila on 30 June 2022.

According to PCG Commandant, CG Admiral Artemio M Abu, the Department of Interior and Local Government (DILG) tapped the PCG to support the implementation of measures to uphold public safety and security on the first day of the Marcos administration.

“We will deploy assets and personnel to augment the Task Group Maritime Security – NCR-Central Luzon that is in charge of ensuring maritime security and maritime safety during the inauguration of the newly-elected Chief Executive of the Philippines,” CG Admiral Abu said.

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.

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