LTFRB urges residents: Report erring drivers violating health protocols

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By GERRY LEE GORIT,Correspondent
October 17, 2020

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CAGAYAN de Oro City--Land Transportation Franchising and Regulatory Board (LTFRB) Regional Director Allan Guro for Northern Mindanao yesterday urged the public to help the agency discipline erring drivers of public transport.

In an interview, Guro said he has been receiving reports that some drivers are laxed in implementing the health protocols set forth by the Inter-Agency Task Force (IATF).

"Dili man gud tanang higayon naa ang atong law enforcers aron bantayan ang atong mga driver sa pampublikong sakyanan," said Guro adding, "akong gihangyo ang katawhan nga ilang i-report kung aduna sila makita nga nag-violate sa health protocols."

Guro said the public can take photo and upload it to the official Facebook page of LTFRB.

He said the penalty for not wearing the mandatory face mask and face shield includes P5,000 for the first offense; P10,000 for the seocnd offense; and revocation of franchise for the third offense.

"As of today, we already imposed the highest penalty of P10,000 to an erring driver and we will continue to penalize erring drivers to safeguard the riding public against the deadly Coronavirus Disease 2019 (Covid-19)," Guro explained.

Overcharging

Guro also urged the riding public to also report to LTFRB any drivers for "overcharging."

He said that the regular fare is only P9.

He said that the LTFRB has already penalized drivers from Lumbia, Balulang, Bugo, and Macanhan for overcharging. He did not name names.


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