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BLTFRB urges public transport to comply franchise documents in 3 months

COTABATO CITY—Bangsamoro Land Transportation Franchising and Regulatory Board (LTFRB) of the Ministry of Transportation and Communications (MOTC) began the information drive for public transport operators and stakeholders in the region to comply with their franchise documents before its operation in March this year.

The activity, which will run from Jan. 10-12, aimed to implement the board’s mandate which is to serve the Bangsamoro stakeholders with reliable and safe travel to the commuting public.

“Our officers and staff will begin their work to convey their (motorists) role as operators to comply with the rules and regulations of the LTFRB,” said, Director II of Land and Transport Services Datunor Abutazil.

“To our fellow motorists with passenger cars, our Ministry, headed by Atty. Paisalin Tago, has given a three-month (Jan-March 2023) grace period for passenger cars that have not yet complied with their franchise. If possible, please consult our office to find out the details,” Abutazil added.

Meanwhile, Rasol Arsad, one of the operators said, “kung sabagay maganda naman itong ginagawa ng LTFRB BARMM para madisiplina ang mga drivers, kung nagbibiyahe tayo ay dapat kompleto ang mga papeles natin.”

Arsad further said that there should be a regular checkpoint conducted by the BLFTRB to eradicate illegal usage of franchises, especially for Public Utility Vehicles (PUVs).

Accordingly, the same activity shall be held in Lanao del Sur tentatively on January 16 to 18, to be followed in the island provinces of Basilan, Sulu, and Tawi-Tawi. (Majid Nur/BIO)

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