Monday, March 13, 2017

DOTr Commends Those Who Assisted During Transport Strikes

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Department of Transportation (DOTr) Secretary Arthur P. Tugade today commended various bus operators, transport organizations and government agencies for their assistance during the February 6 and 27, 2017 transport strikes.

During the recently concluded “Parangal” held today, 13 March 2017 at the Camp Aguinaldo Grandstand and Parade Grounds in Quezon City, Secretary Tugade recognized and thanked various bus operators, transport groups and the Joint Quick Response Team—National Capital Region(JQRT-NCR) for their effort and/or for providing resources that minimized the impact of the strike to commuters.

The Department of Transportation, through the Land Transportation Franchising and Regulatory Board (LTFRB), gave Certificates of Commendation to 24 private bus companies/operators who shared resources to augment transport services during the strike. These operators include the following: St. Rose Transit; RRCG; Marikina Auto Line/G Liner Erjohn & Almark; TAS Transport/ San Agustin Bus Co./Batman Express; Malanday Metrolink; Vil 5000/Hi-Star; MannRose Transit/Tessele One-Liner; Jayross Lucky Seven Tours; JAC Liner; Jam Liner/ PhilTourister; Golden Bee Transport; Baliwag Transit; First North Luzon/Bataan Transit; Luzon Cisco; Pangasinan 5 Star; Victory Liner; SOLUBOA; CEM Transit; BBL Trans; ES Transport/ Kellen Transport; HM Transport/ Worthy Transport/ Pascual Liner; Jasper Jean Liner, Inc.; and Thelman Transit.

Also commended were transport groups and a civic group which actively supported the government during the February “tigil pasada.” The transport groups include the following: Federation of Jeepney Operators and Drivers Association (FEJODAP); Pangkalahatang Sanggunian Manila and Suburbs Drivers Association Nationwide (PASANG MASDA); Alliance of Concerned Transport Operators (ACTO); Alliance of Transport Operators and Drivers Association of the Philippines (ALTODAP); Liga ng mga Tsuper at Operators sa Pilipinas (LTOP); 1-United Transport Koalisyon or 1-UTAK; Coalition of Operators, Drivers, Employees atbp. (CODE-X); and the National Center for Commuter Safety and Protection (NCCSP).

From the government, the following members of the Joint Quick Response Team—NCR were also awarded Certificates of Commendation: Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP), Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH), Philippine Coast Guard (PCG), Philippine National Police (PNP), Highway Patrol Group (PNP-HPG), Metropolitan Manila Development Authority (MMDA), Office for Transportation Security (OTS), Bureau of Fire Protection (BFP), and the Department of Health (DOH).

TPB COO Cesar Montano Accused of Corruption

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It seems not all are starstruck by Cesar Montano who's now the Chief Operating Officer (COO) of the Tourism Promotions Board (TPB).

The news must be true since the complaints are coming from TPB employees themselves who have inside information of what's happening within the agency.

When most newbies at work try to impress, Montano seemed to have irked his staff so soon. With charges of nepotism, conflict of interest, incompetence - quite a litany of complaints all pointing to mismanagement and corruption.

The complaint listed several alleged misdeeds of Montano highlighted by accusations of entering into multi-million pesos’ worth of questionable contracts.

One of the questionable contracts was TPB’s cash sponsorship worth P16.5 million to a company that handled the production of a rally for President Rodrigo Duterte staged Feb. 25 at the Luneta, attended by people brought in by local government units.

Another was TPB’s cash sponsorship worth P12 million of a concert overseas featuring James Reid and Nadine Lustre.

Montano allegedly entered into contracts with producers to hold concerts and events where he was one of the performers.

Shiroshitsuji No Kissaten: Twilight Hour

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It's that time of the year, ojou-sama! White Day is just around the corner and our butlers are ready to make your heart go doki-doki once again as UP Tomo-Kai brings you our 4th Shiroshitsuji no Kissaten this March 17, Friday, at PH 400 with the theme "Twilight Hour".

Time slots:
11:45 am - 12:45 pm
1:15 pm - 2:15 pm
2:45 pm - 3:45 pm
4:15 pm - 5:15 pm

Shiroshitsuji no Kissaten is brought to you by UP Tomo-Kai.

This event is co-presented by Loops Crochet.

Media partners: Wazzup Pilipinas and arkadymac

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