DOE to continue collaboration with local players to lower oil prices

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The Department of Energy (DOE) will continue to collaborate with local oil players to reduce pump prices for the motorists.


  • What was the theme of MPTC’s Transport Con?

    The theme of MPTC’s Transport Con is “Road to a More Sustainable Economic Development.”
  • Who were the guest speakers at the event?

    Event guest speakers included Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH) Undersecretary Maria Catalina Cabral, Department of Energy (DOE) Oil Management Bureau Director Attorney Rino Abad, and Philippine Chamber of Commerce and Industry (PCCI) President George Barcelon, among others.
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    During the recently held Transport Con organized by Metro Pacific Tollways Corporation (MPTC) subsidiary, North Luzon Expressway (NLEX), Oil Management Bureau Director Atty. Rino Abad cited how DOE was able to lower the pump prices in Baguio City and Palawan. They are also working to achieve similar results in Bohol and Marinduque.

    According to the Oil Management Bureau Director, they talked to the local government and the local oil players and presented analytical figures to the concerned parties.

    Atty. Abad was one of the guest speakers who spoke at the first half of the event themed “Road to a More Sustainable Economic Development.”

    Also present was Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH) Undersecretary Maria Catalina Cabral and Philippine Chamber of Commerce and Industry (PCCI) President George Barcelon.

    Usec. Cabral discussed linking opportunities for accessibility and supply chain access while Barcelon enlightened participants on bringing the transport sector aboard to a future-proof economy.

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    They were joined by Internet and Mobile Marketing Association of the Philippines (IMMAP) President Digs Dimagiba, Infobip Philippines Country Director Charist Montenegro, and Metro Pacific Tollways (MPT) Mobility Assistant Vice President Donald Saurombe. The three respected speakers took over the second half of the event’s conference.

    Dimagiba talked about building trust in today’s digital ecosystem and Montenegro gave insights on expanding transport communities through messaging. Finally, Saurombe presented smart urban mobility and transport industry as a model of future-forward partnership.

    “NLEX Corporation is always committed to creating new and exciting avenues for stakeholders, partners, and transport groups to come together and share best practices and ideas on how we can enhance road safety while ensuring sustainability. Being a champion of progress and social responsibility, NLEX hopes to accomplish this and generate added value for everyone through Transport Con,” said NLEX President and General Manager Luigi Bautista.

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    The Transport Con also hosted officers and owners from the country’s biggest transport organizations including the Confederation of Truckers Association of the Philippines (CTAP), Nagkakaisang Samahan ng Nangangasiwa ng Panlalawigang Bus sa Pilipinas Inc. (NSNPBPI), Inland Haulers and Truckers Association (INHTA), Alliance of Concerned Truck Owners and Organizations (ACTOO), and Haulers and Truckers Association in the Watersouth, Inc. (HATAW).

    Photos from Juan Paulo Papa

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