It is with deep sadness that the Light Rail Transit Authority announces the passing of Gen. Reynaldo I. Berroya (Ret.), LRTA Administrator, 74, this morning, November 15, 2021.

While no words can adequately express our heavy heart at losing a brilliant and humble leader, LRTA officers and employees are grateful to have known and have worked with Administrator Berroya.

The entire LRTA family considers his death a tremendous loss and recognizes his strong-willed leadership, dedication, kind-heartedness and perseverance as an Administrator. We will honor his legacy and remember the extraordinary impact he had among us.

“His was an exceptional leadership, which he proudly exhibited throughout his term and management at the LRTA. As Administrator, he was one of those who was instrumental in lifting and revitalizing the image of the country’s transport system, particularly the railways sector,” Department of Transportation Secretary Arthur Tugade said in a statement.

Berroya assumed the position of LRTA Administrator on 5 January 2017 after he was appointed by President Rodrigo Duterte as member of the LRTA Board of Directors on 5 December 2016.

Before his appointment to the LRTA Board of Directors, Berroya served as General Manager of MRT-3, Chief of LTO, and Assistant Secretary for Special Concerns and Undersecretary for Communications at the DOTr.

He also served various high positions in the military and gained numerous meritorious accomplishments in Intelligence Operations, Special Operations ISAFP, Constabulary Anti-Narcotics Unit (CANU), Metrocom Intelligence and Presidential Anti-Crime Commission.

The LRTA Management extends heartfelt condolences and prayers to his bereaved family and loved ones.To Retired General-LRTA Administrator Berroya, our highest salute! Rest in peace and fly high, Sir Lawin!