Mindanao Times

New LTFRB regional head to pursue modernizat­ion plan


THE NEWLY installed chief of the Land Transporta­tion Franchisin­g and Regulatory Board (LTFRB XI) vows to prioritize the Public Utility Vehicle Modernizat­ion Plan and the crackdown of colorum vehicles.

At the sidelines of the installati­on program at Brokenshir­e hotel yesterday, LTFRB XI regional director Armand Dioso said he will take on the challenge of the PUVMP, particular­ly the High Priority Bus System.

“We are really after PUVMP because this is the mandate of the President for the convenienc­e of our commuters,” Dioso said in an interview.

Dioso also said the enforcemen­t of the law against illegally operating vehicles will continue under his term.

“Of course, colorum vehicles are really dangerous. They hold the lives of their passengers yet they ply their routes without insurance. It also unfair to our operators who took time to follow up their franchise in the office yet others can simply operate without legal papers,” he said.

“We will establish connection­s with other agen

cies to strengthen the crackdown against the colorum especially those which are fly-by-night. I observed that they are existing,” he added.

Dioso also eyes to closely study the establishm­ent of more routes within the region.

“Every month we have to submit eight possible routes for the approval of the central office. After which, we will launch the new routes for possible franchise,” he said.

Dioso was the prosecutor of Davao Oriental before being installed as the new LTFRB XI regional director.

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