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LTFRB to open 10,000 slots for TNVS applications on Aug. 24

by UNTV News and Rescue   |   Posted on Friday, August 17th, 2018

QUEZON CITY, Phillipines – Private vehicle owners may soon apply accreditation to operate a transport network vehicle service (TNVS) unit.

The Land Transportation Franchising and Regulatory Board (LTFRB) will resume accepting TNVS applications beginning August 24.

LTFRB Chairman Martin Delgra said a total of 10,000 slots will be opened for prospective applicants.

The procedure will be online through the LTFRB website where the application form and the list of requirements will be posted.

Once the application is lodged, the LTFRB will notify the applicant for appearance to claim the franchise.

All 10,000 slots will be added to the existing 55,000 active operators already in the database of the agency to complete the 65,000 supply cap that the LTFRB set for TNVS.

Meanwhile, the LTFRB has marked September 1 as the deadline for the processing of franchise to operators already in the master list.

Once completed, the agency plans to kick-start its crackdown against colorum TNVS units. – Joan Nano / Marje Pelayo

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LTFRB calibrates, reseal taxi meters

by UNTV News and Rescue   |   Posted on Tuesday, July 31st, 2018

 

 

QUEZON CITY, Philippines – The Land Transportation Franchising and Regulatory Board (LTFRB) held a calibration and reseal of taxi meters on Tuesday (July 31) to ensure accurate fares are charged.

Around 50 taxi cab drivers were accommodated for the activity held at a vacant lot in Paranaque City.

During the process, the agency initially checks the taxi meters. If found defective, the unit will be returned to its operator for fixing.

The LTFRB said only those that underwent the process will be allowed to impose the fare increase.

As of October last year, taxi fares have been adjusted with the flag down rate set at P40, the first kilometer at P13.50, and the per minute travel time is P2.

For taxi drivers and operators interested in applying for meter recalibration, they have to fill-out a calibration form, submit the necessary documents and undergo the evaluation process.

The LTFRB also requires the cabs to be app-based, to install CCTV, GPS device, and a dashboard camera.

But if they are yet to have these gadgets, the LTFRB is giving the operator two months upon calibration to comply with these upgrades.

The LTFRB will conduct the taxi meter calibration and reseal from Mondays to Fridays from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.which will run until November this year. – Joan Nano / Marje Pelayo

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Gov’t begins distribution of first batch of fuel subsidy cards

by UNTV News and Rescue   |   Posted on Tuesday, July 17th, 2018

QUEZON CITY, Philippines – The Land Transportation Franchising and Regulatory Board (LTFRB) has begun issuing the first batch of fuel subsidy cards to public utility jeepney operators in Metro Manila on Tuesday (July 17).

Each Pantawid Pasada card is loaded with P5,000 fuel subsidy which they can use to buy engine fuel to accredited gasoline stations.

The Landbank of the Philippines was tasked to distribute the subsidies through an ATM card to jeepney operators.

However, Assistant Director Del Romero of the Department of Energy’s (DOE) Oil Industry and Management Bureau said only few gasoline stations so far are accepting the fuel subsidy cards from over 8,000 gasoline stations across the country. This is because other fuel stations are still on the process of adopting the mechanism to accept the fuel subsidy cards.

Nevertheless, the 
LTFRB clarified that operators with surnames starting from letters A to M may avail for the first batch of fuel voucher cards on Tuesday (July 17). Those with surnames starting from letters N to Z will have their chance on Wednesday (July 18).

To avail, operators should present a valid identification card, a photocopy of the valid ID, an ID picture and the vehicle’s proof of franchise.

The list of qualified beneficiaries of the Pantawid Pasada fuel subsidy may be accessed through the LTFRB’s website and social media account. – Mon Jocson / Marje Pelayo

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LTFRB defers distribution of fuel voucher cards to July 17

by UNTV News and Rescue   |   Posted on Thursday, July 12th, 2018

 

QUEZON CITY, Philippines – The Land Transportation Franchising and Regulatory Board (LTFRB) has deferred its distribution of fuel voucher cards to drivers of public utility jeepneys (PUJ) supposedly set Thursday (July 12).

The LTFRB said they decided to postpone the distribution because of a need to fix the system of the Landbank of the Philippines. Also, the agency said they still need to orient jeepney operators on the proper use of the voucher.

The adjustment was also prompted by a sudden decision from stakeholders that instead of monthly, it will be a one-time distribution of the P5,000 fuel subsidy that will be deposited to each voucher card.

The Landbank management said that though they were surprised by the sudden change in the process, they promised to fix the bank’s system at the soonest possible time in order to begin the distribution of fuel vouchers hopefully on its next schedule on July 17.

“Binago iyong amount. Ginawang one time P5,000. Ngayon ko lang nalaman. Hindi na namin itutuloy ang distribution ng P833, plus hihingi kami ng pondo para lang sa one month so funding at correcting the amount. Tapos iyan sa Monday kaya ang distribution will be on Tuesday,” assured Alexander Buenaventura, President of the Landbank of the Philippines. – Joan Nano / Marje Pelayo

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