LTFRB conducts dialogue with stakeholders, coops

TUGUEGARAO CITY, Cagayan, March 29 (PIA) — - — The Land Transportation Franchising and Regulatory Board (LTFRB) regional office here continue to reach out to different local government units (LGUs) and transport organizations to lay down the implementation of Public Utility Modernization Modernization Program (PUVMP) circulars.

On its caravan held March 18 spearheaded by the boards’ PUVMP division, no less than Regional Director Edward Cabase and Geraldine S. Callangan, acting transportation development officer, discussed and explained to the attendees the salient points of the circulars such as MC 2020-084 which provides extension of time of application for consolidation pursuant to industry consultation of PUVMP and its supplemental, MC 2021-014.

MC 2021-007 which provides opening of applications for the issuance of new Certificate of Public Convenience (CPC) under the implementation of PUVMP was also discussed.

The caravan was sponsored by Legacy Trucks & Tractors Inc. and Sumni IOT, a car manufacturer.

The event was attended by at least 90 individual operators and representatives of the different cooperatives to include NOLTRANSCO (Santiago), CAMTRANSCO (Rizal), MAJOTCO (Rizal) , BETRANSCO (Belanse), KASTRANSCO (Kasibu), CBSTC (Tabuk), FIBVOT (Cauayan City), FNVTTC (Solano), BSLTC (Bagabag), FEVTC, TTC, CAMPBB, NERTSC (Lal-lo), IPUTC (Ilagan), MSB Van Transport (Quirino), QUISAC Transport Cooperative (Quirino), Progressive Transport Cooperative (Cabatuan), Ifugao Transport Service Cooperative, CVKATCO (Cagayan), BASSFTC (Bambang), Cauayan Transport Cooperative, 6-Thorn Van Transport Corporation (Baggao) and VISCON (Bambang).

On the other hand, around 400 PUV drivers participated in during the PUV consultation and dialogue held at the Community Center in City of Ilagan, Isabela on March 22.

Cabase said the activity was able to provide a venue for the drivers to raise their issues and concern.

After the activity, the driver-attendees received gift packs from the City Government thru the leadership of Mayor Councilor Jay Diaz.

The PUVMP, as defined at the LTFRB’s website, is a flagship program of the Duterte administration which envisions a restructured, modern, well-managed and environmentally sustainable transport sector where drivers and operators have stable, sufficient and dignified livelihoods while commuters get to their destinations quickly, safely and comfortably.(MDCT/PIA-2)