Arroyo bats for creation of transport security commission
Pampanga 2nd District Representative Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo is eyeing the establishment of a transportation security commission to better address terror threats in the country.
The Pampanga politiko cited the recent terror attacks in Europe and even the Manila bus hostage crisis in 2010 as examples of the vulnerabilities of the transport sector.
Arroyo’s proposed measure will convert the Office for Transportation Security (OTS) into National Transportation Security Regulatory Commission (NTSRC) in order to better regulate the transport system in the Philippines.
The OTS was created during the Arroyo administration.
“An independent and single authority performing oversight function the transportation security becomes essential given the network characteristics of international and domestic travel and the consequent accountability challenges that exist in the transportation sector,” she said.
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