LTFRB tells PUJ owners to get special permit-A A +A
By Bong Garcia
Tuesday, April 15, 2014
AN OFFICIAL of the Land Transportation Franchising and Regulatory Board (LTFRB) has advised the operators of Public Utility Jeepneys (PUJs) to secure special permit to be able to ply the route to Mount Abong-Abong on Maundy Thursday until Black Saturday.
LTFRB Records Officer Linda Mohammad issued the advice as she warned that penalties will be slapped against those who would ply the route to Mount Abong-Abong without the necessary special permit.
Mohammad said the penalty that would be slapped against violators corresponds to the out of line violation with a fine of P2,000.
Mohammad said that yearly they issue special permit but limits the number to avoid traffic congestion at the Climaco Freedom Park in Mount Abong-Abong during the observance of the Holy Week.
Priority is being given to PUJ operators servicing the route from city proper to the village of Pasonanca, Mohammad said.
She said the special permit will be valid for three days from April 17 to 19. The requirements in applying for a special permit are the following: unexpired franchise; Official Receipt, Certificate of Registration; and, P250 special permit fee.
The Mount Abong-Abong, although it is within the political jurisdiction of Barangay Pasonanca, is being served by PUJs with franchise route from city proper to Abong-Abong.
However, there are only about 10 PUJs servicing the route from city proper to Abong-Abong, which is not sufficient to serve the number of people going to Climaco Freedom Park in Mount Abong-Abong during Holy Week.
Catholic faithful converge at the Park during Holy Week for the Via Cruces at the Station of the Cross.