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LTO, LTFRB check road worthiness of buses in NorMin

THE Land Transportation Franchising and Regulatory Board (LTFRB) and Land Transportation Office (LTO) have checked the road-worthiness of buses and other transportation as they prepare for the influx of passengers during the observance of All Saints' Day and All Souls' Day.

LTFRB-Northern Mindanao regional director Aminoden Guro said, all public transportation should be 100 percent road worthy, which means it follows all government regulations.

"Tan-awon nato kung ang sakyanan duna bay dash cam, CCTV, Wifi, GPS, condition ba ang tires, walay cracks ang windshield, ug kung duna bay lisensya ang driver ug konduktor, and if the transportation has franchise," Guro said.

Guro also disclosed that bus companies have secured special permit for 60 buses to travel to Butuan, Davao, Balingoan, and Bukidnon-- the most visited areas during “Undas.”

Meanwhile, LTO-Northern Mindanao regional director Nelson Manaloto urged the public to report abusive taxi drivers and other public vehicles who refuse passengers.

Manaloto said passengers can report these drivers to Malasakit help desks installed in every terminal.

"Our primary concern is road safety ng lahat ng mananakay so let us be patient with these inspections," Manaloto said.

Some 100 bus drivers, conductors, and bus companies’ employees have undergone drug testing yesterday for the Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency's Undaspot campaign.

All of them yielded negative results, PDEA said.


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