Moratorium on non-apprehension of PUVs set to end soon


The 15-day moratorium issued by the Land Transportation and Franchising Board (LTFRB) on public utility jeepneys without permit to operate is set to expire tomorrow, November 22.

Students are among those who were impacted by the previous “untat biyahe” with classes shifting to full online.

As it is set to end, commuters may have to face another round of limited public transportation as Diego Malacad, secretary general of the United Negros Drivers and Operators Center, said that they may suspend their operations on Wednesday.

Malcad over RMN dyHB said they will be pushed to halt their operations if authorities will resume their apprehension of PUVs without franchises.

Bacolod City Mayor Alfredo Abelardo “Albee” Benitez who met the drivers and operators of traditional PUVs last November 17, has listened to the concerns raised by operators of old jeepneys.

The group was asked by the mayor to translate their concern into a signed position paper and address it to LTFRB.

Operators of old jeepneys were lobbying for them to be freely allowed to transition to modern jeepney without the need to joined a cooperative or a corporation.

Benitez took up the proposals of the operators with representatives of the LTFRB and LTO last Saturday, November 19. But no decision was announced yet.