LRTA administrator Berroya passes away
MANILA, Philippines — Light Rail Transport Authority (LRTA) Administrator General Reynaldo Berroya has passed away, Transportation Secretary Arthur Tugade announced on Monday.
“It is with profound sadness and sorrow that we bid adieu to one of the most courageous and dedicated public servant and defender of the Republic, Gen. Reynaldo Berroya, Administrator of the Light Rail Transport Authority (LRTA),” Tugade said in a statement.
“On behalf of the entire staff, officers and sectors of the Department of Transportation (DOTr), and also of my own family, I convey my utmost condolonces and solicitude to the family and loved ones left behind by Gen Berroya,” he added.
Tugade cited Berroya’s “exceptional leadership” and described him as “instrumental in lifting and revitilizing the image of the country’s transport system, particularly the railways sector.”
“I will always remember Gen. Rey as the officer who commanded with authority, but also with irreverence, wit and humor just to lighten and brighten the issue at hand. At his very core is the essential trait of discipline which enabled him to lead with distinction,” Tugade said.
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