Passenger safety first: Jimmy Bautista taking a page from PAL’s playbook

Transportation Secretary Jaime Bautista is taking a page from the playbook of his former employer, flag carrier Philippine Airlines (PAL), when it comes to running the agency.

Unfinished PAL business: Bautista to push for expansion of Terminal 2 controlled by his ex-boss Lucio Tan

Bautista plans to imbibe PAL’s core value of constantly focusing on enhancing passenger experience at all stages of their journey.

“Today, at the Department of Transportation, our utmost priority is extending safe, comfortable, affordable and accessible travel to all passengers,” he said.

Former Lucio Tan protege Jimmy Bautista emerges as contender for Bongbong’s Transportation Secretary

During Tuesday’s cabinet meeting, Bautista recommended to President Bongbonh Marcos to also extend the Libreng Sakay program for MRT-3 and PNR.

The Libreng Sakay for Students Program will be for LRT-2 beginning August or the start of the next school year.

PAL lays out P20B expansion plans for NAIA terminal 2

Bautista also welcomes suggestions and criticisms, saying these will provide vital inputs as to how the agency will proceed in effecting significant change in the sector, which is critical to the country’s economic rebound.

PAL is owned by ultra bilyonaryo Lucio Tan.

NGO blames drop in aquaculture production on PAP imports ban

Tugon Kabuhayan, a nongovernment organization advocating for food security and sustainable food production, has blamed the decline in aquaculture production in the second quarter on the import ban on processed animal proteins (PAPs) which was recently lifted by the Department of Agriculture.

US sanctions crypto ‘laundering’ service Tornado

The United States placed sanctions Monday on Tornado Cash, a leading “crypto mixer” for transactions in virtual currency that US officials describe as a hub for laundering stolen funds, including by North Korean hackers.

US sanctions crypto ‘laundering’ service Tornado

The United States placed sanctions Monday on Tornado Cash, a leading “crypto mixer” for transactions in virtual currency that US officials describe as a hub for laundering stolen funds, including by North Korean hackers.