Public warned on users of Tugade’s name

Department of Transportation Secretary Arthur Tugade.

The Department of Transportation (DoTr) warns the public against individuals who continue to use the name of DoTr Secretary Arthur P. Tugade in illegal activities.

Based on reports received by the DoTr, a certain individual allegedly claiming to be Secretary Tugade’s cousin has been disrupting lines and calling names for faster processing of payments and documents at the Land Transportation Office (LTO) Novaliches District Office.

The agency is investigating the illegal activity.

“Please be informed that Secretary Tugade does not tolerate corrupt practices through the unauthorized use of his name, among others,” said the DoTr.

“The DoTr condemns acts such as this, and will closely coordinate with proper authorities to provide appropriate action to the said individual behind this unlawful activity.”

The DoTr warned the public to be cautious and vigilant, and report to the proper authorities any suspicious individuals or activities using Tugade’s name or any official’s of the department and its attached agencies.