Mayor Sara forms task force for bus system


Davao City Mayor Sara Duterte-Carpio has ordered the creation of an inter-agency task force for the city’s High Priority Bus System (HPBS).

Duterte-Carpio issued Executive Order (E.O.) No. 3 to ensure the successful integration and effective implementation of the HPBS project and to properly manage and coordinate with all relevant agencies.

“The TF (Task Force) HPBS is primarily tasked to plan, coordinate, implement, and align across agencies all project components of the HPBS Project,” Duterte-Carpio said.

The TF HPBS shall be composed of the city mayor as chairperson and the Department of Transportation (DOTr) as co-chairperson.

The members of the special body are the vice mayor, Department of Public Works and Highways, Department of Environment and Natural Resources -Environment Management Bureau, City Planning and Development Office, City Engineer’s Office, Office of the City Building Official, City Legal Office, City Transport and Traffic Management Office, City Social Welfare and Development Office, Barangay and Cultural Communities Affairs Division, Assistant City Administrator for Administration, HPBS Project consultant/s, and the Davao City Chamber of Commerce and Industry, Inc.

The mayor directed all members of the TF HPBS to name their respective alternate and permanent representatives, who shall take their places in their absence.