Philippines: Mindanao land transport, security sectors beef up coordination

Land transport and security sector representatives in Mindanao will forge stronger coordination to prevent safety threats to commuters, starting with ensuring compliance to the required security plan for all service operators.

“The policies are in place, we just need to reinforce implementation,” Transport Undersecretary Raul L. Del Rosario, head of the Office for Transportation Security (OTS), said during the 1st Mindanao Land Transport Security Summit held on Thursday.

The Department of Interior and Local Government (DILG) issued a memorandum circular in September last year requiring all bus operators and transport terminals, whether public or private, to have a security plan approved by the OTS.

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Source: Business World