ILOILO CITY, April 22 (PNA) — The Holy Week is gone, but the Land Transportation Franchising and Regulatory Board in Western Visayas (LTFRB R-6) is not letting up on its austere drive to unmask public utility vehicles not abiding by government-set rules on road safety.

LTFRB Region 6 Director Romulo Bernardes said he is standing pat on his earlier pronouncement that his office will not stop going after public transport vehiclesincluding “colorum” running afoul of the law, and has even intensified the campaign by seeking the assistance of the Land Transportation Office and the Highway PatrolGroup (HPG).

Together, the LTFRB, LTO, and the HPG operatives have been dropping in on taxi garages to check on tire condition, pertinent documents, and plate numbers. If founddeficient, the units are restrained from leaving the garage.

Jeepneys and vans have not been spared, Bernardes said.

Their vigilance seems to be paying off, said Bernardes who described travel in the region during the Holy Week as generally calm and smooth, with no reports of major road accidents. (PNA)
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