About DOTr

The Department of Transportation (DOTr; Filipino: Kagawaran ng Transportasyon) is the executive department of the Philippine government responsible for the maintenance and expansion of viable, efficient, and dependable transportation systems as effective instruments for national recovery and economic progress. It is responsible for the country’s land, air, and sea communications infrastructure.

Philippines Department of Transportation (DOTr), formerly known as the Department of Transportation and Communications, is an agency of the Philippine Government responsible for the development and provision of efficient, effective and secure infrastructure in the transportation and communications sectors. The department covers road, rail, water, communication and aviation industries, ensuring effective transport and communications infrastructure to allow for economic progress.

The Department of Transportation (DOTr) is the primary policy, planning, programming, coordinating, implementing and administrative entity of the executive branch of the government on the promotion, development and regulation of a dependable and coordinated network of transportation systems, as well as in the fast, safe, efficient and reliable transportation services. As one of the first government agencies established under the Malolos Constitution on January 21, 1899, the DOTr plays a crucial role in accelerating the country’s economic development. It provides the backbone for growth and enhances the country’s competitive edge by providing effective and efficient transportation infrastructure systems that narrow the geographical and physical divide, connecting the country, its islands, and its people to the rest of the world.

Are you eyeing for a job at the DOTr? It is evident that you are interested to look for opportunities and be part of the DOTr family. Below are the following hyperlinked headings that are available to apply:

Job Vacancies Available

  1. DOTr-Central Office has opportunities available to apply
    • Application Deadline: November 25, 2022
  2. DOTr Mandaluyong has opportunities available to apply
    • Application Deadline: November 30, 2022
  3. DOTr- Central Office has opportunities available to apply
    • Application Deadline: December 15, 2022

Application Procedure

Those interested applicants shall submit through https://forms.gle/LiBcDM844pAqR3go8, on or before the given application deadline with the following documents and credentials:

  1. Applicants must register thru this link: DOTr-Central Office Online Application
  2. Applicants must accomplish the Background Check Authorization Form: http://bit.ly/BackgroundCheckAuthorizationForm. Then, upload the PDF file to the DOTr-Central Office Online Application.
  3. Application Letter (addressed to Personnel Division Chief) indicating the position applied with the corresponding item number and division/office;
  4. Fully accomplished under oath Personal Data Sheet with recent passport-sized photo (CS Form No. 212, Revised 2017) and Work Experience Sheet.
  5. Comprehensive Resume;
  6. Photocopy of Authenticated CSC Eligibility/BAR or Board Rating/License;
  7. Photocopy of Authenticated Transcript of Records and Diploma;
  8. Photocopy of Certification as to units earned in Post Graduate Studies (if not yet graduated in Masteral or Doctoral studies);
  9. Photocopy of Certificates of Relevant Trainings/Seminars attended;
  10. Photocopy of Service Records/Certificate of Employment;
  11. Photocopy of Performance rating in the last rating period (if applicable);
  12. List of relatives in this Department (if any) and
  13. Other credentials Ex. Awards, Resource Speaker, Innovations, Authorship, Program & Projects

All documents must be certified as true copies by the proper authorities or the applicants may present the originals for comparison with the photocopies.

All information submitted by applicants shall be subject to verification and/or background check.

Please note that applications with incomplete supporting documents will not be processed and only shortlisted applicants will be notified.

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Applications with incomplete documents shall not be entertained. Applications will be considered valid for a period of 1 year. Only applicants that are shortlisted will be contacted. Shortlisted applicants will be required to show original copies of their documents for verification. All information submitted by applicants shall be subject to verification and/or background check.  

DOTr adheres to confidentiality and respect of Gender Equality, Disability and Social Inclusion (GEDSI) Principle which includes policy of no discrimination based on age, gender identity, civil status, disabilities, religion, indigenous group membership or other similar factors in the implementation of its Human Resource Merit, Selection and Promotion Plan.

History of DOTr

From 1899 to 1979, all transportation activities were integrated into the structure and activities of what is now today the Department of Public Works and Highways.

Early history

On July 28, 1979, the Ministry of Transportation and Communications (MOTC), headed by Minister José P. Dans Jr. was formally created pursuant to Executive Order No. 546. Under this Executive Order, the Ministry of Public Works, Transportation and Communications (MPWTC) was divided into two separate ministries: The Ministry of Transportation and Communications (MOTC) and the Ministry of Public Works and Highways (MPWH).

The MOTC became the primary policy, planning, programming, coordinating, implementing and administrative entity of the executive branch of the government in the promotion, development and regulation of a dependable and coordinated network of transportation and communication systems.

The infrastructure projects undertaken during this period included: Light Rail Transit System, Computer-Controlled Traffic Lights System, Manila International Airport, renamed to Ninoy Aquino International Airport, Central Post Offices in Makati, Caloocan, Quezon City, and San Juan

It was also during this period that the motor vehicle registration and control was improved with the introduction of permanent vehicle license plates and the staggered registration system. A bus leasing program provided an additional 1,000 new buses in Metro Manila.

The operations of both the Philippine National Railways and the Metro Manila Transit Corporation were improved and expanded. At the same time, the Manila South Line of the PNR serving the Bicol Region was rehabilitated. Post-1986

On February 26, 1986, just after the 1986 EDSA Revolution, Congressman Hernando B. Pérez was appointed Minister of Transportation and Communication by President Corazon C. Aquino.

In March 1987, technocrat Rainerio O. Reyes, was appointed Minister of MOTC. Immediately after, the MOTC was reorganized pursuant to Executive Order Nos. 125, and 125-A. With these Executive Orders, the MOTC was made into a department, under the Executive branch of the Government.

Under Secretary Reyes, the quasi-judicial functions of the department were transferred to the Land Transportation Franchising and Regulatory Board, which was created through Executive Order No. 202.

Under Fidel V. Ramos

Jesus B. Garcia was appointed Secretary of the DOTC by President Fidel V. Ramos. Under Garcia, new entrants were allowed in the landline and cellular phone services, dilapidated taxi cabs were also phased out in favor of brand new and late model units.

In early 1995, then Senator Ernesto Maceda ranked the DOTC first in his "Flagship Centers of Corruption and Inefficiency" scorecard for 1994 out of all the government agencies, citing its alleged irregular transactions for projects related to telecommunication.Maceda previously ranked it second for the year 1993.


By 2016, the foundation of the Department of Information and Communications Technology caused the DOTC to become simply the DOTr as the DICT transferred the DOTC's communications agencies to it.

In July 2017, the Agency began transferring its main operations from its longtime headquarters at Columbia Tower in Mandaluyong to Clark, Mabalacat, Pampanga.

Currently, the DOTr is pursuing numerous transportation projects as part of the Build! Build! Build! infrastructure program of the government, with PHP 3.6T worth of public infrastructure projects being rolled out from 2018 to 2022.
Source: Department of Transportation
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