BACOLOD City Councilor Dindo Ramos urged the Land Transportation Franchising and Regulatory Board (LTFRB) not to close its satellite office in Bacolod City.
Ramos, chairperson of the City Council committee on transportation, said on Sunday, October 13, he received several complaints from public utility vehicles (PUV) in the city that the LTFRB's satellite office in Barangay Mansilingan was already closed.
"I tried to contact the LTFRB regional director. But until now, he's not answering my call or text messages," he said.
He added the LTFRB should continue running its office in the city for the benefit of jeepney drivers and operators.
The councilor noted he was informed that the former officer-in-charge of the LTFRB in Bacolod was reassigned to Caticlan, which is still unoccupied.
Ramos pointed out that the LTFRB's satellite office is very important because Bacolod City has a huge volume of registered vehicles compared to Iloilo City.
In 2018, the LTFRB opened its satellite office in Barangay Mansilingan, Bacolod City, to cater to PUV operators and other clients in the city.
"They should communicate with us so that we will know their problems and the city government is also willing to assist them," Ramos said.
He said he is hopeful that the LTFRB will also accommodate the concerns of Bacolod City.
As of press time, LTFRB regional director Richard Osmena could not be reached for a comment.