Jaime Bautista has been appointed as the new secretary for the Department of Transportation (DOTr) of the Philippines. Prior to this, he served as the president of the Philippine Airlines (PAL).

IN his new position, Bautista will be overseeing works on some key projects in the country’s railway, aviation, and maritime sectors. Some of the big-ticket projects under his management include the Metro Manila Subway, North-South Commuter Railway, and Philippine National Railways (PNR) Bicol line, among others.