Tugade assures full support on BARMM transport sector

COTABATO CITY, September 18 —-Two historic events happened in this city, the caravan of modern public utility vehicle (PUV) which was showcased at Camp Siongco and it was followed by another big event at the BARMM compound when the LTFRB 12 facilities was turned-over to BARMM Ministry of Transportation and Communications (MOTC) on 12 September 2019.

Department of Transportation Secretary Arthur Tugade graced the two events with LTFRB Chairman Martin Delgra as they unveil the modern PUVs for the region’s transport organizations. Two models of modern vehicles were showcased for them to see and decide on what design and model they would prefer to use in the future.

Sec. Tugade emphasizes that the application for franchise of public utility vehicles (PUV) has no franchise fee at all except for the processing fee of 500 pesos.

In another event, the turn-over of LTFRB 12 facilities was opened with the cutting of ribbon by Sec. Tugade and BARMM Interim Chief Minister (ICM) Ahod Balawag Ebrahim,Al-Haj as witnessed by MOTC-BARMM Minister Dickson P. Hermoso, MOTC-BARMM Deputy Minister Von Al Haq and the newly appointed LTFRB-BARMM Head, Akmad Brahim.

“I come here to say to BARMM-MOTC Minister Dickson Hermoso and BARMM Interim Chief Minister Ebrahim that the DOTr and LTFRB are in full support in whatever way that we could be of help, we will do it.” Sec. Tugade said.

Finally, after all these years of operation of LTFRB 12 in the Bangsamoro region, the turn-over of LTFRB 12 facilities was opened with the cutting of ribbon and symbolic turn-over of key by DOTr Secretary Arthur Tugade (3rd from left) and BARMM Interim Chief Minister Ahod Balawag Ebrahim,Al-Haj (right), witnessed by MOTC-BARMM Minister Dickson P. Hermoso, (center) MOT-BARMM Deputy Minister Von Al Haq, newly appointed LTFRB BARMM Head, Akmad Brahim (2nd right). The turn-over of the LTFRB facilities inside the BARMM center in Cotabato city last 13 September 2019 was made possible through the endeavor of LTFRB Chairman Martin Delgra (2nd left) and LTFRB 12 Regional Director Paterno Reynato Padua (left). The said turn-over was sealed by signing of memorandum of agreement signed by Secretary Tugade himself as expressed his full support to LTFRB-BARMM.>Mark Navales

BARMM ICM Ebrahim has greatly appreciated the turn-over of newly refurbished LTFRB 12 building inside the BARMM compound for the use of LTFRB-BARMM.

After series of coordination meetings happened in Davao city and Koronadal city over a couple of months ago, the said turn-over event was made possible through the endeavor of LTFRB Chairman Martin Delgra and LTFRB 12 Regional Director Paterno Reynato Padua

MOTC-BARMM Minister Hermoso said, “The office of MOTC is a revenue collection office of BARMM, however, we will not focus on revenue collection alone. Our primary mandate is public service that is what we have to change in our transition period until 2022.”

“You are our clients and at the same time you are our boss. I will give you the assurance that whenever you visit our office for any transaction, we will be offering you a modernized, A class kind of service in our different sectoral offices.” Hermoso added.

“We are gearing towards modernization of our government service so as to curb corruption through automation. However, we cannot do it all by ourselves, we need your full support and cooperation.” Hermoso conveyed. (Andy Orobia)

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