LTFRB extends distribution of fuel cards to December 15
Marje Pelayo • November 30, 2018 • 2146
FILE PHOTO: Fuel card
QUEZON CITY, Philippines – The Land Transportation Franchising and Regulatory Board (LTFRB) has extended the distribution of Pantawid Pasada Fuel Cards to jeepney drivers and operators until December 15.
This is to give operators ample time to submit the required documents for the availment of subsidy.
The deadline for distribution was supposedly on Thursday (November 29).
Based on records, there are around 66,000 operators from a total of 180,000 operators with legitimate franchises who have availed of the fuel cards since its launch in September.
The Pantawid Pasada Program aims at helping the drivers and operators cope with the series of oil price hikes in relation to the implementation of the Tax Reform Acceleration and Inclusion (TRAIN) Law. – UNTV News and Rescue
MANILA, Philippines – The Land Transportation Franchising and Regulatory Board (LTFRB) has announced a final call to all transportation network vehicle service (TNVS) applicants who registered online but did not pursue their application to officially lodge their applications until November 15 (Friday).
According to LTFRB, there were at least 4,499 online applications that remain pending from the 10,000 slots the agency opened in June and 5,000 slots it opened in July.
To proceed with the applications, the LTFRB calls on applicants to adhere to the following guidelines:
Only those with complete details and information submitted via on-line registration will be accepted for filing of the application;
The units subject of application must not be more than three (3) years old at the time of filing;
Only the applicant is allowed to file. In case of applicant’s absence, his/her direct ascendant/descendant or spouse is allowed to represent applicant, provided they are authorized through a Special Power of Attorney (SPA), with valid Government-issued ID of both applicant and representative;
Provisional Authority (PA) will be issued upon acceptance of the application.
The agency said that all applications submitted after the deadline will be considered null and void.
Nebrija further said that while there is still no court order, the MMDA will still push through with its preparations and their plans for the bus terminal closure, which the agency targets to implement in June.
“We’ll wait kung go or no go but we are still preparing, we’re still pushing with the plan. In the absence of a court order, we will push through with it,” he added.
The MMDA official believes that the impending implementation of the provincial bus ban on Edsa remains as one of the best alternatives to decongest Metro Manila roads.
Nebrija, however, said that they still haven’t come up with a timeline from preparations to implementation as they are still yet to receive the policy guidelines from the Land Transportation Franchising and Regulatory Board (LTFRB).
The MMDA had implemented a dry run of the bus ban in April but suspended it in less than a month.
Three were killed while 73 were injured when an AMV Travel and Tour Bus collided with a 10-wheeler truck along Maharlika Highway diversion road.
Based on the initial investigation, “human error” is the cause of the accident.
The LTFRB also discovered that the tour bus was traversing in an authorized route. They will also file a preventive suspension order against the other bus units of AMV Travel and Tours.—(with reports from Joan Nano)
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