Arthur Tugade Biography, Business

Arthur Tugade is a Filipino politician. He is currently serving as secretary of the Department of Transportation.

Arthur Tugade
Arthur Tugade (Photo Credit: Facebook Page)

Personal Information
Complete Name –> Arthur Planta Tugade
Nickname –> Planta
Birth Date –> January 9, 1946 (age 75)
Hometown –> Claveria, Cagayan, Philippines

Family
Wife –> Maria Soledad Maddela Tugade
Children –> Jose Arturo, Paul Louie, and Finina Marie
Father –> Francisco Tugade (Government official)
Mother –> Lucefina Planta

Education
College –> San Beda College (now University)
Degree –> Law

Political Career / Work Experiences
2016-Present – Secretary, Department of Transportation
2012-2016 – President and CEO, CEO of Clark Development Corporation
* Partner – Bengzon, Verano, Tugade and Escolin Law Office
* Founder, Perry’s Holding Corporation with interest in real estate, logistics, and travel
* Former Chairman and/or President of the following companies:
a) Transnational Diversified Group
b) Yusen Air and Sea Services
c) TDG Asia Corporation
d) Harmony Organic Farms
e) Easycall Communications

Controversy
On October 4, 2021, media reported that Secretary Tugade has not declared an offshore company he owned since 2007 as required by law for high government officials. The name of the company is Solart Holdings, a British Virgin Islands firm. His three children are listed as director. (As of this posting, there was no reply yet from Secretary Tugade).

See also: Top Government Officials Under President Rodrigo Duterte

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