The Department of Transportation (DOTr) on Wednesday announced the designation Romeo Vera Cruz as the officer-in-charge of the Land Transportation Office (LTO).

Transportation Secretary Jaime Bautista issued Special Order No. 2022-130 on July 1 through Executive Secretary Victor Rodriguez appointing Vera Cruz to the position.

Vera Cruz will “perform and discharge the functions and responsibilities” of the position until July 31 or until a replacement has been appointed or designated, according to the special order.

Bautista also said Vera Cruz was authorized to “act on administrative and day-to-day functions of the LTO.”

Vera Cruz, a lawyer, will concurrently serve as executive director of the LTO. John Ezekiel J. Hirro