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.
NOON, taong 2013 nang malubhang napinsala ang Tubigon Port matapos yanigin ng magnitude 7.2 na lindol ang lalawigan ng Bohol.
Ilang taong nanatili sa kahabag-habag na kondisyon ang pantalan hanggang bisitahin ito ni DOTr Secretary Arthur Tugade nitong March 26, 2018.
Agad na inatasan ni Secretary Tugade sina Philippine Ports Authority (PPA) General Manager Jay Santiago at PPA Region VII Port Manager James Gantalao na madaliin ang pagkumpuni sa pantalan upang makapaghatid na nang maayos na serbisyo.
Ang Tubigon Port noon ay kaya lamang mag-accommodate ng average na sampung barko at 1,500 pasahero araw-araw.
NGAYON, wala pang siyam na buwan, ganap nang natapos ang pagsasaayos ng Tubigon Port. Sa mas pinatibay at pinagandang pantalan, 28 barko na ang maaaring dumaong at may average na 4,000 pasahero na ang kaya nitong serbisyuhan kada araw.