LTFRB-6: Three transport terminals under probe

The bus terminal of Passi City, Iloilo is under investigation for purported inadequate facilities. (Photo courtesy of TriztaN987 via

By: Gerome Dalipe

TWO public transport terminals in Antique and one bus terminal in Passi City could face sanctions for alleged violations of the public utility vehicle terminal standards.

Richard Osmena, Land Transportation Franchising and Regulatory Board (LTFRB) 6 director, informed the mayors of the concerned local government units on the violations committed by the terminals.

The three terminals allegedly violated the LTFRB memorandum circular (Standard Guidelines for Off-Street Terminal Operations), which enjoins all operators of public transport terminal to provide passengers free access and use of sanitary facilities on all terminals, stations, and stopover rest areas.

These terminals are the Trade Town Integrated PUV Terminal in San Jose, Pandan Public Terminal, and the Passi City Bus Terminal in Passi City.

In the inspection report, Pastor Alcover, LTFRB-6 traffic development officer, reprimanded the jeepney terminal operators in Antique and directed them to submit a show-cause letter to explain in 60 days why the terminals should not be penalized.

Pursuant to the LTFRB memo circular, a fine of P5,000 per violation daily shall be imposed on the erring PUV terminal.

These violations include lack of safety officer, terminal name signage, and detailed regular trips, among others.

“In line with the foregoing, the LTFRB Region 6 is requesting your kind attention to some of the violations in relation to the memorandum circular,” read Osmena’s letter.