DOTr names new transport security administrator

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    The Department of Transportation (DOTr) yesterday announced the appointment of retired Gen. Raul Del Rosario as the new administrator of the Office for Transportation Security (OTS).

    President Duterte officially signed Del Rosario’s appointment papers on August 28.

    As head of OTS, an attached agency of DOTr, Del Rosario is tasked to lead the national transport security programs for all public transportation hubs nationwide.

    During his stint at Clark International Airport Corp., Del Rosario was designated as the DOTr-Transportation Security Administration focal person, providing support to the improvements in the security operations at Ninoy Aquino International Airport that led to the lifting of the public notice issued by the United States Department of Homeland Security on August 8.

    With his military experience and extensive training in intelligence, security, counter-terrorism and aviation, Del Rosario seeks to improve transport security programs and initiatives throughout the country.

    “In dispensing transportation service to our passengers, safety and security should be an overriding concern. The public avails of our services in the hope that it will bring them to their destinations safely.

    We must not fail in this regard,” Del Rosario said.