MANILA – Enforcers of the Land Transportation Franchising and Regulatory Board (LTFRB) on Wednesday apprehended 20 modern public utility jeepneys (PUJ) in separate anti-overloading operations in Caloocan City and Quezon City.
In a statement, the LTFRB said four of these modern PUJs were caught for overloading violations and helped excess passengers find other public transport.
Law enforcement units also apprehended eight drivers for not wearing uniform, four units with broken brake lights, two units for not posting a fare matrix and, one each for not posting a ‘no smoking’ sign and for having no Certificate of Public Convenience (CPC).
“Ang mga hinuling modern PUVs ay tiniketan at pinatawan ng tig-PHP5,000 bilang unang paglabag sa ilalim ng Memorandum Circular (MC) 2011-004 ng Joint Administrative Order (JAO) 2014-01 (Apprehended modern PUVs have been issued violation tickets and a PHP5,000 fine each for a first violation under MC 2011-004 of JAO 2014-01),” it said.
LTFRB Chair Teofilo Guadiz III said these operations uphold the safety of both drivers and passengers in public transport.
“Ako po ay muling nananawagan sa mga driver at operator ng mga pampasaherong sasakyan na sumunod na lamang po tayo sa batas upang maiwasan po na kayo ay maabala ng husto at maging ng mga pasaherong sakay ninyo (I call on our drivers and operators of public transport to follow our laws to avoid inconvenience for themselves and their passengers),” Guadiz said. (PNA)