Statement of Presidential Spokesperson Edwin Lacierda:
On the irresponsibility of the statements on the RORO ports project by outgoing DOTC Undersecretary Ruben Reinoso Jr.
[Released on June 10, 2011]
The statement of Ruben Reinoso Jr., DOTC undersecretary for Planning and Project Management, on the P11.8-billion modular roll-on, roll-off (RORO) ports project of the previous administration is merely the opinion of an official who is departing the scene. It is a disservice both to outgoing Sec. Ping de Jesus and incoming Sec. Mar Roxas, and also a crude attempt to unilaterally dictate policy.
There have been many questions raised about the RORO ports project of the previous administration. These are being studied and the proper decision will be announced in due time. The incoming DOTC Secretary Mar Roxas has already announced that he is undertaking a review of the RORO program.