PALO, Leyte-With the promise of a genuine quality service to the general riding public in Eastern Visayas, the regional office of the Land Transportation Franchising and Regulatory Board (LTFRB) under the leadership of Director Gualberto N. Gualberto, has made several achievements for this year.
With the help as well of LTFRB’s competent employees, the office was able to come up with up-to-date and reliable programs.
For one, the anti-colorum campaign of the LTFRB, carried out by its courageous law enforcement officers, was actively and strictly implemented in the region as they apprehended public utility vehicles operating without a franchise.
In the process, they were able to ensure the safety of the general riding public.
Another flagship program of the LTFRB-8 is the Pantawid Pasada Program targeting PUV drive-operators as they were given a fuel subsidy worth P5,000 redeemable only at participating gasoline stations in the region.
The first tranche of fuel card distribution started last August 28,2018 and at present, 529 cards have already been distributed or a 71% completion rate.
Aside from the aforementioned programs, the LTFRB has also started this year the Public Utility Vehicle Modernization Program (PUVMP) wherein 60 new well-equipped E-jeepneys have been giving a safe transport for the riding public all over the region.
Lastly, the LTFRB is actively conducting the PUV Driver’s Academy for PUV drivers all over the region every Thursdays and Fridays, giving lectures on the different modules for the betterment of our drivers.
Aside from these programs, the LTFRB has been giving aid to the public, through our help desk during holidays like on the observance of the All Saints’ Day and All Souls’ Day.
Another milestone of the LTFRB-8 for the year was the acquisition of a lot intended for impounded vehicles.
The Local Public Transport Route Plan (LPTRP) capacity building attended by different local government unit offices was held with the aim of teaching them on the route planning.
The general riding public could expect that the LTFRB in the region would continue in undertaking activities and enforcement of necessary laws to ensure their safety. (PR)