Monday, January 27, 2014

LTFRB issues cease-desist order vs owners of bus reported for reckless driving | News | GMA News Online

LTFRB issues cease-desist order vs owners of bus reported for reckless driving | News | GMA News Online

 Owners of a bus that was reported by a Malacañang official for reckless driving last Jan. 20 were slapped with cease-and-desist orders by the Land Transportation Franchising and Regulatory Board on Monday.

LTFRB said the orders were for the firms' alleged violation of the
terms of their franchises, state-run Philippines News Agency reported.

Slapped with cease-and-desist orders were BCB Transport Inc, Worthy Transport Inc., and CEMTRANS Services Inc., the report said.

spokesman Edwin Lacierda earlier said the Worthy Transport Inc. bus
(UYA-994) nearly figured in a road accident with his family along
Epifanio delos Santos Avenue last Jan. 20.

"We were driving in
EDSA and there was this bus, [which] was really whirring in and out of
EDSA like it was a motorcycle. There was one car na muntik pa niyang
tinamaan," he said.

"In fact, my son told me, ‘Dad, stay away
from that bus.’ Kasi nga muntik na kaming tamaan... ang dikit niya e.
Parang humaharurot siya talaga," he added.

He said they were not able to catch up to the bus because it was going too fast.

sent tweets to the Metro Manila Development Authority (MMDA) reporting
the bus, and included a photo identifying it as a Worthy Transport Bus
with plate number UYA-994.

According to the PNA report, a review
of the firm's franchise records also showed that Worthy Transport Inc.
and CEMTRANS Services Inc. are now operating BCB Transport Inc. without
the LTFRB's approval.

”This is a clear violation of the
regulation stipulated in their CPCs [Certificates of Public Convenience]
or franchises that could result to cancellation of permits to operate,”
LTFRB chairman Winston Ginez said in the report.

The PNA report said the LTFRB ordered grounded a total of 29 units belonging to the three companies.

the LTFRB gave the three companies five days to submit a show cause
explaining why their CPCs should not be suspended, canceled or revoked.

They are also ordered to appear before the Board's en banc public hearing on the case on Feb. 4. — BM, GMA News

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