MANILA, PHILIPPINES – On Tuesday, the Land Transportation Franchise and Regulatory Board (LTFRB) said a modern jeepney operator was suspected of being overloaded after one of its passengers appeared to pass out on the Marcos Highway in Pasig city. issued a show cause order against.
A statement by the LTFRB said its president, Teofilo Guadis III, told Easyway Serve and the Multipurpose Cooperative why their Certificate of Public Interest (CPC) should not be revoked or suspended for alleged violations of “passenger overloading”. ordered to explain in writing.
The company or its representatives have been ordered to attend a board meeting at 10:00 am on February 16 at the LTFRB Central Office in Quezon City.
The company was also instructed to respond to the order within five days. Otherwise, they will be deemed to have waived their right to a hearing and this matter will be determined using the records of the Board of Directors.
In the same statement, Mr Guadis warned utility vehicle drivers to refrain from the old practice of “overloading” and that they should always keep the safety of the commuting public in mind.
Given the ongoing national public health emergency, he emphasized that overloading is dangerous, not only in the case of road accidents, but also when contracting COVID-19.
“This means that proper distances must be maintained with respect to the number of passengers the PUV can accommodate. Therefore, overloading should not be allowed under any circumstances,” Guadiz said.
“Pandemic or not, overloading is dangerous and should not be practiced just for PUV drivers to make money and meet boundaries. There is no amount of money,” he added. Kimberly D. Albaño, INQUIRER.net Intern
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