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3 kumpanya ng bus, sinuspinde ng LTFRB kaugnay ng aksidente sa Atimonan, Quezon

by admin   |   Posted on Monday, October 21st, 2013

Ang 3 bus companies na na pinatawan ng LTFRB ng preventive suspension matapos ang malagim na Atimonan accident noong Sabado na kumitil sa buhay ng dalawampu. (UNTV News)

Ang 3 bus companies na na pinatawan ng LTFRB ng preventive suspension matapos ang malagim na Atimonan accident noong Sabado na kumitil sa buhay ng dalawampu. (UNTV News) 

MANILA, Philippines — Pinatawan ng Land Transportation Franchising and Regulatory Board (LTFRB) ng 30-day preventive suspension ang tatlong bus company na sangkot sa malagim na Atimonan accident noong Sabado na kumitil sa buhay ng dalawampu.

Ayon kay LTFRB Chairman Atty. Winston Ginez, pansamantalang sususpindihin ang 35 units ng Super Lines, 6 units ng Isarog Bus Line at 20 units ng Del Monte Land Transport Bus Company (DLTBCO).

Bibigyan naman ng pagkakataon ang mga bus company na makapag-sumite ng kanilang paliwanag hinggil sa insidente.

“Bibigyan natin sila ng pagkakataon na mag-submit sila ng kanilang sasakyan na involve at lahat ng unit nila under the franchise.”

Kailangang i-surrender ng naturang mga kumpanya ang lahat ng mga yellow plates ng mga bus na kasama sa suspensyon.

“Kapag na i-served namin ang kanilang preventive suspension ay kailangan nilang i-surrender ang yellow plates para habang ginagawa ang pag check ng ganiting aspeto ay hindi muna makabyahe ang mga bus na involved.”

Maliban sa 30-day preventive suspension, oobligahin din ng LTFRB ang mga sangkot na bus company na sumailalim sa road worthiness seminar, vehicle check up sa lahat ng kanilang unit at drug testing sa lahat ng kanilang mga driver.

Kanina ay nagpadala na ng investigation team ang LTFRB sa Atimonan, Quezon upang magsagawa ng hiwalay na imbestigasyon sa naganap na aksidente.

Samantala, nahaharap naman ang bus driver ng Super Lines na si Albert Nava sa kasong ng reckless imprudence resulting in multiple homicide and multiple serious physical injuries.

Ayon sa Super Lines, nakahanda naman silang makipagtulungan sa imbestigasyon at magbigay ng tulong pinansyal  sa naulila ng mga biktima.

Ayon sa Atimonan Police Station, itinuturing na accident prone area ang diversion road sa Atimonan, Tagkawayan at Calauag sa Quezon Province. (Mon Jocson / Ruth Navales, UNTV News)

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QC Police conducts bomb explosion drill for long holiday preparations

by UNTV News   |   Posted on Tuesday, April 9th, 2019

Members of the City Police District (QPD) during a bomb explosion drill

The Quezon City Police District (QPD) conducted a bomb explosion drill on Tuesday (April 9).

Authorities showed the necessary actions to be taken in case there is an explosion in the area.

The police immediately put a barricade tape around the area and removed the crowd while the rescue teams responded to the victims of the explosion.

A member of the bomb squad approached another suspicious item that might also contain another bomb.

According to QPD District Director P/Bgen. Joselito Esquivel Jr., they will also conduct inspections in terminals.

“I think bukas o makalawa magko-conduct naman kami ng aming inspections sa mga terminal. Ito rin iyong may pinakamalaking terminal. Mayroon na rin kaming security plan para sa ano and I think we’ll have a press briefing on Monday, ‘yung preparation naman namin sa semana santa, (I think tomorrow, we will conduct inspections at some of the largest terminals. We already have a security plan for the long holiday)” he said.

Authorities remind passengers not to bring any firearms or deadly weapons especially when the Commission on Elections (Comelec) has imposed a gun ban due to the midterm elections.

For any complaints or emergencies, concerned individuals can contact the PNP or other government agencies.

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Meanwhile, based on the data of the Land Transportation Franchising and Regulatory Board (LTFRB) around 200 bus companies were given special permits for the long holiday. This is equal to almost 500 provincial buses.

The special permits will be available from April 14 to 22.—Aileen Cerrudo (with reports from Asher Cadapan Jr.)

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MMDA to implement No Window Hours in Metro; to remove provincial bus terminals in EDSA

by Maris Federez   |   Posted on Friday, March 29th, 2019

MANILA, Philippines — The Metropolitan Manila Development Authority (MMDA) is set to unify the No Window Hours policies of the different cities in Metro Manila.

This, after Metro Manila mayors agreed on its uniform implementation to prevent confusion among motorists.

MMDA General Manager Jose Arthuro Garcia said, “Kasi diba may lumabas na per city may window. Pagtawid mo may window na naman, nagkakagulo, nagagalit ang tao nalilito. That’s why we requested na baka puwede standard na tayo wala nang may window (Each city has its own window [hours]. It confuses people. That’s why we requested to make it standard, no more window [hours]).”

This means that vehicles covered by a day’s number coding will no longer be allowed on EDSA and other major thoroughfares in the metro, from 7:00 am to 8:00 pm.

The MMDA is quick to add, however, that this does not cover the cities where there is no number coding scheme; such as, Navotas, Pateros, Marikina, Taguig and Muntinlupa.

This, however, has to wait until ordinances regarding window hours in all cities are revised and updated.

Meanwhile, the MMDA is also set to remove the terminals of provincial buses in Metro Manila.

These terminals will be transferred to the Valenzuela and Sta. Rosa, Laguna interim terminals, as well as to the Paranaque Integrated Terminal Exchange (PITX).

“Ang target natin dyan by June dapat wala na yan [We target to remove them by June] not only in EDSA but the whole Metro Manila,” Garcia added.

First to go are the provincial bus terminals along EDSA.

For its part, the Land Transportation Franchising and Regulatory Board (LTFRB) will start the processing of the franchises of Metro city buses that will ferry passengers to and fro the interim terminals.

The MMDA will conduct the necessary dry run to help the buses and passengers get used to the new system, before its actual implementation.  – Maris Federez (with reports from Joan Nano)

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LTFRB: Pantawid Pasada cards may only be claimed until Feb. 28

by UNTV News   |   Posted on Wednesday, February 27th, 2019

QUEZON CITY, Philippines – The Land Transportation Franchising and Regulatory Board (LTFRB) reminds legitimate franchise holders of Public Utility Jeepneys (PUJ) that they only have until Thursday, February 28 to claim their fuel cards under the government’s Pantawid Pasada program.

Under the program, fuel vouchers in the form of cash cards will be provided to PUJ qualified franchise holders to help them cope with the additional excise tax on fuel products under the Tax Reform Acceleration and Inclusion (TRAIN) law.

For 2019, PUJ drivers are given P20,514 under the program. The fuel cards are processed by the Land Bank of the Philippines and funded through the TRAIN Act.

Drivers can use the Pantawid Pasada cards in select gasoline stations across the country.

The LTFRB in a statement said that around 86,000 cards are yet to be distributed to beneficiaries nationwide out of the more than 170,000 national target of beneficiaries in 2018.

For beneficiaries who cannot personally claim their fuel cards, the LTFRB reiterated that they are already accepting notarized Special Power of Attorney (SPA) that can be downloaded from their website or are available in their office.

The notarized SPA can be brought by the beneficiary’s representatives to their respective LTFRB offices, along with an original photocopy of identification card of the franchise holder and of the representative; original OR/CR, original copy of CPC or proof of franchise, and recent photo of qualified franchise holder.

The board also urged the public to visit their accounts on social media for the complete list of fuel subsidy program beneficiaries. – Robie de Guzman (with reports from Mon Jocson)

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