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SOURCE: Press and Public Affairs Bureau


Ro-Ro inspections & Lenten travel safety

30 March 2017 06:41:02 PM

The House committee on transportation chaired by Rep. Cesar V. Sarmiento (Lone District, Catanduanes) conducted a hearing last Wednesday to report on the outcome of its 11-day Western-Eastern Nautical Highway Expedition held from March 17 to 27, 2017. Sarmiento thanked Speaker Pantaleon D. Alvarez (1st District, Davao del Norte) and Majority Leader Rodolfo C. Fariñas (1st District, Ilocos Norte) for their support and for making the First “Naval Highway, Roads and Ports Inspection” a reality. He also thanked the chairpersons of various House committees who joined the transportation panel and other legislators in the roll-on, roll-off (RO-RO) inspections in Luzon, Visayas and Mindanao. The committee also scrutinized the plans of concerned government agencies and stakeholders in preparation for the upcoming Holy Week, including their contingency measures for the expected traffic congestion. These measures will ensure the convenience, safety and security of the riding public and the promotion and growth of local tourism. The agencies include the Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH), Department of Transportation (DOTr), Land Transportation Office (LTO), Land Transportation and Franchising Regulatory Board (LTFRB), Philippine National Police-Highway Patrol Group (PNP-HPG), Metro Manila Development Authority (MMDA), Maritime Industry Authority (MARINA), Philippine Coast Guard (PCG), Manila International Airport Authority (MIAA), Civil Aviation Authority of the Philippines (CAAP), and Philippine Ports Authority (PPA), among others. MS/PC/CM