Aguilos leaves LTO 7 for energy department-A A +A
Saturday, September 28, 2013
THE Land Transportation Office (LTO) 7 will have a new leader after Raul Aguilos, who served as director for five years and nine months, will assume as undersecretary of the Department of Energy (DOE) on Oct. 1.
Aguilos’s new task is to assist the government in providing reliable, affordable and steady supply of electricity to the public.
He will be replaced by LTO 7 Assistant Director Arnel Tancinco, who used to the executive director of the Cebu City Traffic Operations and Management (Citom).
The formal turnover ceremony will take place tomorrow. LTO chief Assistant Secretary Virginia Torres, who also used to be a Citom executive director, will be among the guests.
During his stint as LTO 7 director, Aguilos led regular roadside drug-testing operations that resulted to the revocation of the driver’s license of bus drivers who were found positive of using illegal drugs.
“My assignments will be related to power. I will have to discuss first my responsibilities and special assignments with the (DOE) secretary”, Aguilos said.
Both Aguilos and DOE Secretary Jericho Petilla are from Northern Leyte. Aguilos used to be the LTO 8 director based in Tacloban City.
Aguilos said Region 7 is more on coal-fired power generation source, but Bohol could be a potential hydro-power source due to its large irrigation dams.
He said that processing for application of service contracts for power generation must be streamlined and service standards must be put in place to comply with the Anti-Red Tape Act of 2007.
“Local government units must play very important roles in giving incentives to investors in power generation in their respective localities. More power source means more industries and manufacturing plants and more jobs opportunities and will lead to improved quality of life. That’s DOE’s mandate,” Aguilos said.
Published in the Sun.Star Cebu newspaper on September 29, 2013.