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Sectoral and Attached Agencies

The DOTC has three (3) Sectoral Offices and fifteen (15) Attached Agencies. The Office for Transportation Security (OTS) is in charge of transportation security for all sectoral offices and attached agencies. The Metro Rail Transit (MRT) Line 3 remains a Project Management Office (PMO) of the Department.

 

Sectoral Offices

Road Transport
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THE LAND TRANSPORTATION OFFICE (LTO)

The LTO promotes the safety and comfort of the traveling public with respect to motor vehicles. The LTO is also tasked with collecting various fees from the registration of motor vehicles, the issuance of licenses to qualified motor vehicle drivers, the collection of fines and penalties for motor vehicle related infractions, and the sale of motor vehicle license plates.
Head: Assistant Secretary Alfonso V. Tan, Jr.
Web site: http://www.lto.gov.ph/

 

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THE LAND TRANSPORTATION FRANCHISING AND REGULATORY BOARD (LTFRB)

The LTFRB was created by virtue of an Executive order issued on June 19, 1987, with the goal of simplifying the land transportation industry franchising system. Since the creation of the LTFRB, the issuance of franchises for land transport operators has become more stringent, resulting in higher safety standards for land travel. Technical evaluation staff ensure that operating and safety standards of commercial and private vehicles are observed, prior to the issuance of operating franchises.
Head: Chairman Jaime D. Jacob
Web site: http://www.ltfrb.gov.ph/

Maritime Transport



THE PHILIPPINE COAST GUARD (PCG)

The PCG is an armed and uniformed service primarily tasked with enforcing all applicable laws within the Philippine waters, conducting maritime security operations, safeguarding of life and property at sea and protecting the marine environment and resources.
Head: Commandant Adm. Rodolfo D. Isorena
Web site: http://www.coastguard.gov.ph/

 

Project Management Office

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METRO RAIL TRANSIT (MRT)

MRT3, designated as the Blue Line, is also called the EDSA MRT, or Metrostar Express. It was implemented by the DOTC through a Build-Lease-Transfer contract with the privately owned Metro Rail Transit Corporation (MRTC). It has 13 stations on a 16.9 km rail system along Edsa from North Ave., Quezon City to Taft Ave., Pasay City. It became fully operational in 2000.

HeadHonorito D. Chaneco

Web site: http://www.dotcmrt3.gov.ph

 

 

 

 

Attached Agencies

 


OFFICE FOR TRANSPORTATION SECURITY (OTS)

The Office for Transportation Security (OTS) is the single authority responsible for the security of the transportation systems of the country, including, but not limited to, the following: Civil Aviation, Sea Transport and Maritime Infrastructure, Land Transportation, Rail System and Infrastructure. It was created by virtue of Executive Order No.277.  In response to the international mandate (i.e. ICAO and IMO guidelines) calling for a single authority for all modes of transportation security in the Philippines, E.O. 311 was issued on April 26, 2004.
Head: Administrator Roland S. Recomono
Web site: http://www.ots.gov.ph/

 

Civil Aviation

 



CIVIL AVIATION AUTHORITY OF THE PHILIPPINES (CAAP)

The CAAP is responsible for implementing policies on civil aviation in order to ensure safe, economical, and efficient air travel. As an independent regulatory body with quasi-judicial and quasi-legislative powers, the CAAP is mandated to set comprehensive, clear and impartial rules and regulations for the Philippine aviation industry.
Head: Director General William K. Hotchkiss III
Web site: http://www.caap.gov.ph/

 



MANILA INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT AUTHORITY (MIAA)

Created by Executive Order 778, the MIAA provides safe, efficient, and reliable airport facilities for international and domestic travel at the Ninoy Aquino International Airport (NAIA). It is also tasked with promoting NAIA as a center for international trade and tourism.
Head: General Manager Jose Angel A. Honrado
Web site: http://www.miaa.gov.ph/


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CLARK INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT CORPORATION

The CIAC fully commits to provide quality management of airport infrastructure and services in order to realize our vision to be premier world-class airport of the Philippines by 2020; the secondary airport of choice by 2017; and, a competitive aviation services center in the Asia Pacific Region by 2015.
Head: President Victor Jose I. Luciano
Website:http://www.clarkairport.com



CIVIL AERONAUTICS BOARD (CAB)

The CAB is tasked with regulating, promoting, and developing the economic aspects of civil aviation in the Philippines. The CAB regulates the lease, purchase, and sales of aircraft, along with overseeing consolidations and mergers of domestic air carriers.
Head: Executive Director Carmelo L. Arcilla
Web site: http://www.cab.gov.ph/



MACTAN-CEBU INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT AUTHORITY (MCIAA)

The MCIAA is in charge of operating and maintaining the Mactan International Airport, which is currently the premier gateway to the Central Visayas. The MCIAA provides airport safety and security, and also implements airport rules and regulations.
Head: General Manager Nigel Paul C. Villarete
Web site: http://www.mactan-cebuairport.com.ph/

                         

PHILIPPINE AEROSPACE DEVELOPMENT CORPORATION (PADC)

The PADC undertakes business and development activities for the establishment of a reliable aviation and aerospace industry within the Philippines. It engages in the design, manufacture, and sale of all forms of aircraft, and also develops local capabilities in the maintenance, repair, and modification of aviation equipment.
Head: President Conrado C. Cueto
Web site: http://www.padc.com.ph/

 

Road Transport

 



TOLL REGULATORY BOARD (TRB)

The Toll Regulatory Board supervises and regulates the construction, operation, and maintenance of toll facilities, and is also responsible for the collection of toll fees. It was created by virtue of Presidential Decree (P.D.) No. 1112 (a.k.a. the Toll Operation Decree).
Head: Executive Director Edmundo D. Reyes, Jr.

 

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OFFICE OF TRANSPORT COOPERATIVES (OTC)

The OTC was created in 1963 by virtue of Executive Order 898, and was originally known as the Committee on Transport Cooperatives. The current objective of the OTC is to integrate the transport cooperatives program into the public transport and transit system, in order to achieve economies of scale with respect to fuel consumption.
Head: Chairman Melchor V. Cayabyab

Railways

 

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PHILIPPINE NATIONAL RAILWAYS (PNR)

The PNR was created via legislation in June 1964, in order to provide a nationwide railway transportation system. There are currently plans to create new lines connecting the rapidly developing areas in Central Luzon and the South Tagalog region with Metro-Manila.
General Manager: Junio M. Ragragio

Web site: http://www.pnr.gov.ph/

 



LIGHT RAIL TRANSIT TRANSIT AUTHORITY (LRTA)

The LRTA was created via Executive Order 603 on July 12, 1980, in order to oversee the construction and operation of the Light Rail Transit project extending from Baclaran in Pasay City, to Monumento in Caloocan. Since then, the LRTA's mandate has expanded to encompass other light rail projects in Metro-Manila.

Head: OIC-Administrator Emerson Benitez
Web site: http://www.lrta.gov.ph/




NORTH LUZON RAILWAYS CORPORATION (NLRC / Northrail)

The North Luzon Railways Corporation, or Northrail, was created to implement the Northrail Project, a major undertaking of the Philippine government which aims to build a fast, reliable, and efficient railway system in Central and Northern Luzon. The railway system is expected to further enhance the development and growth potential of the aforementioned areas.

President:  Conrado K. Tolentino

Chairman:  Jose Martin O. Aliling

Web site: http://www.northrail.com.ph/

 

 

Maritime Transport

 



PHILIPPINE PORTS AUTHORITY (PPA)

The PPA is the primary government agency concerned with the planning and development of the country’s seaports. Established in 1974, the PPA’s charter was amended by Executive Order 857, which expanded its functions to include the integration and coordination of ports nationwide.
Head: General Manager Juan C. Sta. Ana
Web site: http://www.ppa.com.ph/

 



MARITIME INDUSTRY AUTHORITY (MARINA)

The MARINA oversees the promotion and development of the maritime industry, and also provides effective regulation of shipping enterprises. Since its establishment in June 1994, MARINA was granted the authority to issue Certificates of Public Convenience (CPC), permitting the operation of domestic and overseas water carriers. Other functions of the agency include the registration of vessels, the issuance of licenses, the addressing of safety concerns pertaining to vessel construction, and the enforcement of maritime law. 
Head: Administrator Emerson M. Lorenzo
Web site: http://www.marina.gov.ph/




CEBU PORTS AUTHORITY (CPA)

The Cebu Ports Authority (CPA) was created through the enactment of Republic Act No. 7621, signed on June 26, 1992. The CPA's mandate is to administer all ports located in Cebu Province, thus effectively separating these ports from the Philippine Ports Authority (PPA) system. The CPA began operations and officially took over all Cebu ports on January 1, 1996.

Head: General Manager Edmund C. Tan


Web site: http://www.cpa.gov.ph/




PHILIPPINE MERCHANT MARINE ACADEMY (PMMA)

The PMMA, formerly known as the Philippine Nautical School, was created in January 1963 via Republic Act 3680. The PMMA produces efficient and well-trained merchant marine officers of an international caliber. PMMA graduates spearhead Philippine efforts in international trade, and are also capable of serving as auxiliary naval officers during times of conflict.
Head: Rear Admiral Richard U. Ritual
Web site: http://www.pmma.edu.ph/


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