LTFRB to reveal names of colorum vehicle protectors

admin   •   July 7, 2016   •   12755

PNP Highway Patrol Group do a surprise inspection of vehicles to apprehend out of line or 'colorum' vehicles currently on operations.

PNP Highway Patrol Group do a surprise inspection of vehicles to apprehend out of line or ‘colorum’ vehicles currently on operations.

After President Rodrigo Duterte dropped a bombshell against five officials of the Philippine National Police who are allegedly involved in illegal drug operations, Land Transportation Franchising and Regulatory Board (LTFRB) Chairman Atty. Martin Delgra is likewise ready to reveal the names of protectors of colorum vehicles currently in operation.

This is part of Delgra’s agenda of fighting corruption in the LTFRB.

This morning, a surprise massive anti-colorum operation was held at different areas in Metro Manila.

“I know there are protectors of colorum vehicles. We have to assure the public that this will be sustained and this will be unpredictable. You will never know when we will be arriving,” Delgra told reporters.

Starting today, LTFRB will impose a more intensive campaign against colorum vehicles.

The agency, however, admits that it will not be able to accomplish everything alone thus it is seeking the assistance of the Metropolitan Manila Development Authority and the PNP Highway Patrol Group.

Most of those apprehended were vans loading passengers from Bulacan going to Manila.

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Colorum vehicle driver
“I am working at Ortigas. I am just picking them out of charity. But I am not a colorum because if I am, i will not traverse this area because I would be apprehended,” a colorum vehicle driver argued.

Another driver argued that he and the passengers live in the same subdivision and he just drives them to Metro Manila.

One police officer identified as PO1 Divino Darwin of Makati City Police was caught illegally loading passengers. His service uniform was seen inside his vehicle.

The inter-agency operation is in line with the administrative order of the Department of Transportation that obliges higher fines to colorum vehicles.

A fine of one million pesos will be demanded to colorum buses; P200,000 for vans; P50,000 for passenger jeepneys; and P120,000 for sedan taxi.

All apprehended colorum vehicles will be impounded at the LTFRB’s impounding area in Taytay, Rizal.


Granular lockdowns effective in curbing COVID-19 transmission — MMDA

Marje Pelayo   •   September 22, 2021

MANILA, Philippines — The Metropolitan Manila Development Authority (MMDA) sees the implementation of granular lockdowns as effective in addressing COVID-19 transmissions.

According to MMDA Chairman Benhur Abalos, since the implementation of granular lockdowns in the National Capital Region (NCR), the number of COVID-19 cases significantly dropped in the nation’s capital.

The official noted that the cooperation of barangay officials contributed a lot as they know more about how to implement the measure in smaller areas to contain COVID-19.

With the implementation of granular lockdowns, the healthy population can still move without risking the larger population.

Based on the data from MMDA, the number of active cases dropped to around 36,000 on September 19 from more than 40,000 last September 15.

Also, the COVID-19 reproduction rate in NCR slowed down from 1.90 on September 15 to 1.03 on September 22.

“This granular lockdown [ay] tamang-tama ng structure ng Pilipinas. Kaya nga I would say na it’s one of the things kung bakit bumaba tayo aside from vaccination. It is this effective use of the granular lockdowns,” said Abalos.

Abalos said that local government units (LGUs) in Metro Manila are aiming at lowering the Alert Level in the region from  4 to 3 after the implementation of the pilot test of the alert system.

LIST: Flooded areas in Metro Manila due to STS Jolina

Marje Pelayo   •   September 8, 2021

MANILA, Philippines – The Metropolitan Manila Development Authority (MMDA) reminds the public, especially motorists of the flooded areas due to continuous rains brought about by severe tropical storm Jolina.

As of 5:00 AM Wednesday (September 8), the following areas are submerged with flood water:

Tangos North cor. E Pascual – half gutter
Oliveros st Tangos north – gutter deep
San Roque Gov.Pascual brgy. hall – gutter deep
San Roque M.Naval church – half gutter
Daanghari M.Naval global oil – gutter deep
Daanghari M.Naval Caltex – gutter deep
Daanghari Gov.Pascual Bacog – gutter deep
Daanghari Kapalaran – half gutter
Navotas hospital – gutter deep
San Jose E. Tuazon cor. M.Naval – gutter deep
San Jose Gov.Pascual cor. Robles – gutter deep
Waling Waling cor Sampaguita – half gutter
Sampaguita cor. Doña Aurora – half gutter
Sampaguita cor.Azucena – half gutter
E Rodriguez cor. Masipag – gutter deep
H.Lopez Nicasio – gutter deep
Varadero – half gutter
infront of pnp hq – half gutter
Sipac M.Naval infront of Cityhall – gutter deep

Luneta Finance Rd.Nb- gutter deep

Brgy.Poblacion/Backside-gutter deep
Brgy.Poblacion/Lerma-knee deep
Brgy.New Zuniga/Boni F.Ortigas-gutter deep

F. Sevilla infront Market- 8to 9 inches
F. Sevilla back of City Hall- 3-4 inches
Rizal Ave. cor. Gen Luna.-4-5 inches
Cristia – 5 to 6 inches
Francis area- gutter deep

The above list is based on reports from local government units command centers and local disaster agencies.

Weekend road reblocking set on EDSA-Caloocan southbound — MMDA

Marje Pelayo   •   September 3, 2021

MANILA, Philippines — The Metropolitan Manila Development Authority (MMDA) reminds motorists taking EDSA of the scheduled road reblocking and repair on EDSA-Caloocan (Southbound) after Urbano Plata St. (4th lane from the sidewalk) this weekend.

The repair works, which start at 11:00 PM from September 3 until September 6, are expected to affect weekend traffic. With this, motorists are advised to take alternate routes.

The Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH) will undertake the reblocking and repair works.

The affected road will be fully passable by 5:00 AM on Monday (September 6).


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