THE Land Transportation Franchising and Regulatory Board (LTFRB)-Central Luzon over the weekend began cracking down again on "colorum" or illegal public public utility vehicles (PUV) plying various commuter roads in Central Luzon.
LTFRB-Central Luzon Director Nasrudin Talipasan said during the start of anti-colorum PUVs operations in Mabalacat City on Friday, August 5, 2022, six PUVs were apprehended and impounded after being issued inspection report summons for operating without proper authority from the LTFRB.
Some 19 other vehicles, the LTFRB chief added, were apprehended for various violations like overcharging, cutting trips, not following specified or designated routes, and wearing an improper uniform required of PUV drivers.
Talipasan said that the LTFRB "seeks to promote and protect the rights of law-abiding operators and riders to clean and healthy competition in the field of public transport and for safe, convenient, accessible, and affordable public transport services for progress."
He said the anti-colorum campaign would continue as long as illegal PUVs persist on the roads and called on transport operators to secure franchises to avoid any inconvenience.