THE Department of Transportation Cordillera Administrative Region (DOTR)-Cordillera in partnership with the Highway Patrol Group and Philippine National Police, started implementing transportation laws to safeguard the riding public.
DOTR-CAR assistant regional director Mohammad Nasser Abbas said in their monitoring of vehicles coming in Baguio City, apprehensions include seat belt violation and illegal parking.
“This Holy Week talagang ma-traffic, so they must follow traffic rules and dapat may disiplina ang ating mga motorista. Wala kaming pinapaboran, politician man, anak man ng mayor, congressman o sinuman yan kung may violation ay maghuhuli kami (Traffic is at its peak during Holy Week, so they must traffic rules and motorists should be disciplined. We won’t be in favor of anybody, may it be a politician, mayor’s son, congressman or whoever violates the rule will be caught),” Abbas added.
The riding public is also advised not to patronize colorum vehicles offering services this Holy Week.
The DOTR official said colorum vehicles is a threat to legitimate carriers and safety of passengers are not assured.
Abbas said the fine for colorum vehicles is at P200,000 for vans and P2,000,000 for buses.