by SONY SUDARIA, MDNN News Bureau
BARMM Region – Government executives from various agencies held a meeting in Digos City about the opening and reopening of inter-regional routes from different regions to the BARMM region, among others.
The meeting was graced by DOTr Assistant Secretary for Road and Infrastructure Mark Steven Pastor, MOTC BARMM Minister Dickson Hermoso, also the LTFRB Chairman.
According to the report from the MDNN research department, the most salient points discussed during the meeting included the following:
- Opening/Reopening of inter-regional routes from different regions to the Bangsamoro Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao.
- Extension of the deadline for consolidation
- Technical Support to LTFRB BARMM personnel
- Integration of the Computerized Systems on technical and non-technical operations of LTFRB to the LTFRB BARMM
It was agreed during the meeting that the Regional Franchising and Regulatory Offices were to review their respective records to effectively classify routes and identify which of these routes were previously not belonging to BARMM that will become BARMM’s jurisdiction.
As far as consolidation, it was learned that the Board may issue a resolution or a memo circular extending the deadline of the consolidation, most importantly in the BARMM region to qualify their operators under the Public Utility Vehicle Modernization Program.
It was also agreed to that a technical be extended to the staff of LTFRB-BARMM to capacitate them on the technical operations of the LTFRB. This would mean a series of capacity-building programs would be held soon with proper coordination to the LTFRB Central Office.
A meeting would also be done soon with the government’s accredited Passenger Accident Insurance Providers to help LTFRB-BARMM familiarized the new system in regards to passenger accident insurance required for every Public Utility Vehicle.
During the meeting of government executives, the LTFRB has also conducted the turn over of support to the Brigada Eskwela 2021, purposely to manifest collaboration and mutual cooperation with the education sector.
Martin B. Delgra III, LTFRB Executive Director Kristina Cassion, Region 9 Director Johnson Almazan, Region 10 Director Aminoden Guro, Region 11 Director Nonito Llanos III, Region 12 Director Paterno Reynato Padua, Director General Atty. Roslaine Macao- Maniri, LTFRB BARMM Acting Director/Chief, Transport Development Officer Kaizer Nasilin and other MOTC and LTFRB BARMM officials and LTFRB staff from different regional offices have attended the meeting, the report said.