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Tambunting is a rare Tugade supporter: Tiwala lang

At least one House leader is willing to give embattled Department of Transportation (DOTr) Secretary Art Tugade more slack in solving the traffic crisis.

“We will achieve less if we keep on changing leadership every time we feel that the current secretary of the DOTr is not performing,” Parañaque City Rep. Gus Tambunting said, alluding to the growing public dissatisfaction over Tugade’a job as Transportation chief.

This has even led to some sector’s branding of Tugade as the “worst performing” Cabinet secretary of the Duterte administration so far.

However, Tambunting, chairman of the House Games and Amusement panel, underscored just how formidable a problem traffic congestion is.

“The traffic problem is so severe that it is a big challenge for anyone to deliver changes that would result in immediate relief. And the DoTr Secretary (Arthur Tugade) is concerned with much more than just metro Manila traffic,” he said.

In the end, Tambunting said it would be better for Filipinos to trust Tugade in the same way that President Rodrigo Duterte trusts him.

“If the President trusts Secretary Tugade to carry out both his orders and his vision for our transportation sector, then we should stand by and support both of them,” said Tambunting.