Mga bus ng Don Mariano Transit, hindi maaaring dalhin sa ibang kumpanya – LTFRB
admin • January 15, 2014 • 2965
Atty. Winston Ginez Chairman LTFRB (middle), Atty. Roberto Cabrera III executive Director, OIC – Board member (left), Engr. Ronaldo Corpuz LTFRB Board member (right) PHOTO: Willie Sy / Photoville International
MANILA, Philippines — Nangangamba ang ilan na posibleng ilipat lamang ng Don Mariano Bus Transit sa ibang kumpanya ang kanilang mga sasakyan upang muling makapag-operate.
Ngunit nilinaw ng Land Transportation Franchising and Regulatory Board (LTFRB) na hindi ito maari dahil may umiiral na moratorium sa pag-apruba ng bagong prangkisa.
Sinabi ni Chairman Atty. Winston Ginez na hindi naman pagbabawalan ng LTFRB na ibenta ang 78 bus ng Don Mariano, subalit siniguro ng ahensya na hindi na nila ito bibigyan ng prangkisa.
Ang maaari lamang aniyang gawin ng Don Mariano ay ibenta at gawin itong pamalit sa mga luma o sirang sasakyan ng ibang kumpanya, subalit kailangan pa itong dumaan sa sale and transfer approval ng ahensya.
“Pwede nilang ibenta ito o ibigay sa iba, pero dahil sa wala tayong ibinibigay na new franchise sa ngayon, ang maaari lamang nito ay pwedeng pampalit lamang sa mga lumang bus ng other bus companies,” saad ni Ginez.
Samantala, tiniyak ng LTFRB na matatanggap ng mga biktima ng nahulog na bus sa Skyway noong Disyembre ang financial support mula sa Don Mariano.
Ayon kay Ginez, nakasaad sa batas na kailangang panagutan ng isang public transport company ang nalikha nitong pinsala sa tao man o pag-aari. Hindi rin umano dapat ikatwiran ng kumpanya na natigil ang kanilang operasyon upang mahinto din ang suporta sa mga biktima.
Ayon sa LTFRB, mayroon pang pag-aari ang Don Mariano na mga bus company gaya ng Fermina Express, Mencorp, Commuters, Nova at Roval Transport.
“Talagang obligasyon ng mga operator na bayaran ang anumang damages o danyos na natanggap o na suffer ng mga biktima ng sakuna lalo na at ito ay kasalanan ng kumpanya,” saad pa ni Ginez.
Kaugnay nito, simula ngayong taon ay tataasan na ang matatanggap na insurance para sa naaaksidente sa daan. Mula sa P75,000, gagawin na itong P150,000. (Mon Jocson / Ruth Navales, UNTV News)
MANILA, Philippines — The Land Transportation Franchising and Regulatory Board (LTFRB) is planning to open additional routes for public transportation as more industries open and employees gradually returning to work.
Department of Transportation (DOTr) Assistant Secretary Goddess Hope Libiran said there are no details yet on the list routes or when it will be finalized.
“Pinag-iisipan at pinagpaplanuhan na ng LTFRB ang pagdadagdag ng up to 10 percent sa bilang ng mga ruta ng mga pampublikong sasakyan sa buong bansa,” the official said.
“Kasalukuyang hinihimay-himay ng LTFRB kung ilan na ang mga ruta at sasakyang bumibiyahe sa iba’t-ibang regions para mapagdesisyunan kung ilan at saan pang ruta ang kinakailangang buksan,” she added.
Currently, there are a total of 6,002 units of traditional jeepneys; 900 units of UV Express vehicles; 22,230 units of transport network vehicle service (TNVS); 19,409 units of taxis; and 271 point-to-point buses have been allowed to resume operations.
Also, over 20 routes have been opened for traditional jeepneys.
On Monday (July 20), the agency resumed operations in its central office along East Avenue, Quezon after days of temporary closure to give way to disinfection and decontamination efforts against coronavirus disease (COVID-19).
Transactions remain limited and stakeholders are advised to access the agency’s website to process applications online and to minimize physical contact.
Procedures which can be made online include:
Request for Special Permit
Correction of Typographical Errors
Request for Confirmation of Units
Request for Franchise Verification
Request for Issuance or Extension of Provisional Authority
For inquiries, stakeholders may visit the LTFRB’s official Facebook page. MNP (with reports from Joan Nano)
“Nangyari po lahat ‘yan habang mahigpit na sinusunod ng ahensya ang mga public safety protocols (This happened while the agency was strictly imposing public safety protocols),” said LTFRB Chairman Atty. Martin B. Delgra III.
“Dahil sa sitwasyon ngayon sa tanggapan ng LTFRB, at para sa kaligtasan ng mga empleyado, ang aming mga stakeholders, at ng publiko, napagpasya naming itigil muna ang operasyon ng LTFRB Central Office simula sa Lunes. Hindi pinapayagang pumasok sa opisina ang mga tauhan ng ahensya,” he added.
(Due to the situation now at our central office in LTFRB, and for the protection of our employees, stakeholders and the general public, we decided to temporarily stop the operation of LTFRB Central Office from Monday. All personnel are not allowed to enter the office premises.)
The agency advised the public that transactions relative to the following services will be temporarily deferred:
24/7 Public Assistance Complaints Desk 1342
Inquiries on legal matters
New Application for CPC
Application for Extension of Validity
Petition for Dropping and Substitution of Units
Petition for Dropping of Units
Petition for Installation of Advertising Sign
Application for Consolidation of Cases
Petition for Change Venue of Registration
Petition for Adoption of Trade Name
Petition for Storage of Unit Plate
Petition for Upgrading/Downgrading of Units
Petition for Cancellation of Franchise
Petition for Withdrawal of Application
Petition for Adoption of Color Scheme
Application for Change of Party Applicant
Request for Garage and Unit Inspection
Surrender of Plates
Clearance of Account
Assessment of Fees
Re- Assessment of Fees
Releasing of Assessment of fees
Issuance of Special Permit
Clearance and Releasing of Impounded Vehicles
Meanwhile, the following services may be transacted online:
Request for Special Permit;
Correction of Typographical Error;
Request for Confirmation of Unit/s;
Request for Franchise Verification;
Request for Issuance or Extension Provisional Authority;
Legal Concerns/Query on Hearing Schedule, Status
The LTFRB stressed that only its central office located along East Avenue, Quezon City will be temporarily closed.
Affected stakeholders may transact their concerns through the LTFRB-NCR’s Public Transport Online Processing System (PTOPS).
MANILA, Philippines — The MRT management will limit the number of trains in operation starting July 6.
This after a number of its personnel tested positive for the coronavirus disease (COVID-19), bringing the total of positive cases to 127, a Department of Transportation (DOTr) advisory said.
Initial report said the 127 cases consist of 124 Sumitomo Depot personnel and 3 MRT-3 Depot personnel who will be placed under mandatory quarantine and medication.
DOTr Undersecretary for Railways Timothy John Batan said that with the guidance of the IATF-EID and upon the advice of Sumitomo-MHI, MRT-3 will be able to continue operations, with the possibility of reducing capacity or with fewer trains.
“Sumitomo requested to discuss on a day-by-day basis the level of operations that they can sustain as results of the mass swab testing continue to be released. In the meantime, Sumitomo advised that they are able to continue with operations to service MRT-3’s tens of thousands of passengers, although at a reduced level,” said Usec Batan.
“While we try to do our best to keep the same maintenance performance through this week, we would like to discuss with DOTr MRT3 office day by day, how much maintenance level we would be able to keep, in view of the number of COVID-19 infected people,” said Masanori Honda of Sumitomo.
The advisory also said that “to augment MRT-3’s further reduced capacity due to the quarantine of some of its depot personnel, DOTr will be boosting its Bus Augmentation Program and EDSA Busway service, in coordination with the DOTr Road Sector, LTFRB, and MMDA.”
“Per guidance of the IATF-EID, additional measures and precautions will be taken during MRT-3’s reduced operations, including requiring full PPE for stations and depot personnel, limiting movement of depot personnel to their immediate areas of responsibility, increased disinfection activities, and heightened monitoring and screening of symptoms among all personnel,” the advisory further read.
Meanwhile, MRT reminds the public that it will suspend operation on July 4 and 5 to give way to their rail replacement activities. —(with details from Joan Nano) /mbmf
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