After DOTr Secretary Arthur Tugade’s inspection on 26 March 2018, he directed Philippine Ports Authority (PPA) General Manager Jay Santiago and PPA Region VII Port Manager James Gantalao to fast-track the repair of the quake-damaged port.
The Port of Tubigon can now accommodate up to 28 ships and an average of 4,000 passengers daily, a marked improvement from its former average daily capacity of 10 ships and 1,500 passengers.
It can now harbor larger vessels, and has three (3) Ro-Ro berths that can hold landing craft tanks (LCTs) and barges. Its air-conditioned Passenger Terminal Building has a baggage X-ray machine and walk-thru metal detector.
The Tubigon Port was one of the structures severely damaged by the magnitude 7.2 earthquake that hit Bohol in 2013, and was left in a decrepit state for years.
[Photo courtesy: PPA]