Atty. Jose Arturo “Jay Art” Tugade, the youngest son of former Department of Transportation (DOTr) Chief Arthur Tugade, is the new chief of the Land Transportation Office (LTO).
Few weeks after being appointed as acting general manager of the Manila International Airport Authority (MIAA), “Jay Art” Tugade has accepted a new post as the head of LTO.
“While Attorney Tugade’s appointment was announced a few weeks ago, we have come to a conclusion that he is best suited for the very challenging job in the LTO,” said Transportation Secretary Jaime Bautista on Monday, November 14
Sec. Bautista explained that they realized Tugade is more suited in LTO after his appointment in MIAA.
“When I talked to Attorney Tugade after the announcement, we both discussed how we can better serve the [Department of Transportation]. It was then that we realized that he is better suited to the LTO,” Bautista said.
“We immediately asked the indulgence of the President and explained the gravity of the situation in the LTO and the importance of the work that has to be done as well as the willingness of Attorney Jay Art to do it. In the end, the President understood the situation.”
Meanwhile, Teofilo Guadiz III, the LTO chief before Tugade’s appointment, will be DOTr assistant secretary for road sector.