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Transport Sec. Tugade inspects ports in Catanduanes

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Department of Transportation Secretary Arthur Tugade has visited different ports in Catanduanes today together with Governor Joseph Cua.

Tugade visited Catanduanes today to lead the inauguration of the newly renovated Virac Airport.

“Matapos ang inauguration ng rehabilitated terminal sa Virac, Catanduanes, dumiretso si Department of Transportation (DOTr) Sec. Art Tugade sa pag-i-inspect ng mga pantalan sa iba’t-ibang parte ng lalawigan,” the Transportation department said.

After the inauguration, he went to inspect different ports in the province.

“Nauna niyang binisita ang Virac Port kasama sina Governor Joseph Cua, Philippine Ports Authority (PPA) GM Jay Santiago, at Asec. for Maritime Andoy Perez,” said the department.

Tugade immediately noticed the lack of airconditioning units in the terminal building of the port.

“Nang pumasok si Sec. Art sa passenger terminal building ng pantalan, agad niyang napansin na walang aircon sa lugar at kulang ito sa mga nakakalat na electric fan. Mas lalo pang naantig ang damdamin ng kalihim nang makita niyang may isang batang pawisan, habang naghihintay makaalis,” said the department.

“Dahil dito, agad na binigyan ng direktiba ni Sec. Tugade si PPA GM Jay Santiago na madaliin ang paglalagay ng aircon at karagdagang electric fan sa lugar upang mabigyan ng ginhawa ang mga pasahero,” it added.