Motorcycle ride booking transport service, unauthorized – LTO

UNTV News   •   August 1, 2017   •   6906

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MANILA, Philippines — The Land Transportation Office (LTO) and the Land Transportation Franchising and Regulatory Board (LTFRB) are both wondering why the motorcycle ride booking transport service called Angkas is still in operation.

This, after the LTFRB suspended the said transport service and that of another service called Wunder, in January this year.

The suspension came about after the two companies failed to complete the necessary permits and abide by the regulations of the government.

Just recently, an Angkas passenger was critically hurt when the motorcycle he was riding figured in an accident.

The victim is still in coma, while the driver is now out of danger.

This prompted the LTO to summon the driver and the motorcycle owner  to explain why they continued their operation when the suspension is still in effect.

The LTO is also considering coming up with a new regulation on the registration and on the issuance of licenses for motorcycles.

“Sana yung mga ganyang app hindi naman basta ginagamit mo without consideration of safety and security lalong lalo na kung ikaw ay nago-operate ng motorsiklo. Dapat naka helmet ka at yung sakay mo, regardless kung sino man siya, dapat naka helmet din,” LTO chief Edgar Galvante said. (Apps like this should not be used without consideration for safety and security, especially if you’re operating a motorbike. Your passenger should wear a helmet. Regardless of who they are, they should wear a helmet.)

The LTO said the agency is not recommending the use of motorcycles as public transportation unless they will be transformed into tricycle units.

One of their bases is the mounting number of accidents involving motorcycles.

The LTO is now advising the public to stop patronizing this kind of transportation as they are considered “colorum”.

“Sana wag nilang tignan yung comfort lang or convenience but rather tignan nila kung makakapagbigay ng sapat na proteksyon yung sasakyan nilang vehicle,” Galvante said. (I hope they will look not only at comfort or convenience but rather consider if the vehicle they will be riding on can give enough protection.)

This, however, drew varying reactions from the public.

“Ok lang basta may helmet, kasi masyadong traffic. Mas maininam para iwas traffic,” said Rodolfo Ramos, a commuter. (It’s okay as long as you use a helmet, because the traffic is so bad. It’s a preferable way to avoid traffic.)

Another commuter, Marvin Lopez disagrees.  “Di kasi siya ligtas kasi eh. Maraming sasakyan, malalaki, kailangan doble ingat tapos dalawa lang gulong ng mga motor so pwedeng tumumba, delikado,” he said. ( It’s not safe. There are bigger vehicles on the road, you have to be extra careful. Also, the bike has only two wheels so it can easily be thrown off-balance, it’s dangerous.)  —  Joan Nano | UNTV News & Rescue

 

LTFRB to open more routes for public transportation

Marje Pelayo   •   July 20, 2020

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
  • Legal concerns

For inquiries, stakeholders may visit the LTFRB’s official Facebook page. MNP (with reports from Joan Nano)

LTFRB central office closes for a week from July 13 to 17

Marje Pelayo   •   July 13, 2020

MANILA, Philippines — The central office of the Land Transportation Franchising and Regulatory Board (LTFRB) is temporarily closed from July 13 to 17 to give way to disinfection measures after five of its employees tested positive for coronavirus disease (COVID-19).

“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).

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Traditional jeepney drivers na pumapasada nang walang QR code, huhulihin – LTO

Robie de Guzman   •   July 6, 2020

MANILA, Philippines – Nagbabala ang mga kawani ng Land Transportation Office (LTO) na huhulihin nila ang traditional jeepney drivers na pumapasada nang walang naka-paskil na QR code.

Ang QR code ay patunay na kabilang ang isang jeepney unit sa mga pinayagan nang magbalik-operasyon sa gitna ng community quarantine.

Ibinibigay ito sa jeepney driver kung kasama sila sa listahan ng mga operator at driver na pinahintulutang magbalik-pasada. Makikita ang listahang ito sa website at social media account ng Land Transportation Franchising and Regulatory Board (LTFRB).

“Tini–check namin y’ong QR code na ‘yan ng LTFRB. Na-download na nila, so, ‘yan, naka-display na ngayon sa jeep. Plus y’ong protocol natin: social distancing, thermal, face mask,” ani Retired Col. Rolando Abelardo, ang team leader ng LTO mobile 102 Central Office.

Samantala, limang pampasaherong jeep ang hinuli sa operasyon ng Inter-Agency Council for Traffic (IACT) ngayong araw sa Malabon City dahil sa sirang gulong at tail light.

“Basta nag-comply lang siguro sila na makakuha ng QR code and then y’ong sasakyan naman hindi naman nila chineck,” ani Col. Rosenso Borja ng IACT Team Barracuda.

Kaya paalala ng mga otoridad sa mga tsuper ng jeep na tiyaking nasa maayos na kondisyon ang kanilang mga sasakyan bago bumiyahe upang makaiwas sa disgrasya. – RRD (mula sa ulat ni Correspondent Asher Cadapan Jr.)

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