Ex-police chief appointed LRTA administrator

ABS-CBN News

Posted at Jan 05 2017 02:08 PM | Updated as of Jan 05 2017 03:48 PM

MANILA - Retired Police Director Reynaldo Berroya has been named as the new Administrator of the Light Rail Transit Authority (LRTA) Thursday.

Berroya was unanimously elected by the Board of Directors after he was earlier appointed by President Rodrigo Duterte as board member, the LRTA said in a statement.

Prior to joining the government-run corporation, Berroya was the general manager of the Metro Rail Transit (MRT-3), chief of the Land Transportation Franchising and Regulatory Board (LTFRB), and undersecretary for communications at the then Department of Transportation and Communications (DOTC).

Berroya also served in the police's intelligence, anti-narcotics, and anti-crime units.

The Light Rail Transit Authority (LRTA) manages the LRT- 2 that runs from Santolan to Recto, and oversees the Light Rail Manila Corporation, the private operator and maintenance contractor of the LRT-1 that plies from Baclaran to Roosevelt.