MANILA – The Land Transportation Franchising and Regulatory Board (LTFRB) is deploying inspection and enforcement teams in various schools to check if school service vehicles have complied with the phaseout order for vehicles over 15 years old.
LTFRB said that this inspection is part of their efforts to ensure the safety and convenience of students returning to schools.
Among the schools that will be inspected on the first day of classes on Monday are the Batasan Elementary School and Diliman Preparatory in Quezon City, Marikina High School, Marist School, and OLOPS Marikina, and School of St. Anthony, Mater Carmeli, and Lagro High School in Novaliches.
LTFRB said that vehicles found violating their permits and not complying with safety rules prescribed by the Board will be penalized and disallowed from providing the school transport service.
The team will continue to monitor and inspect various schools throughout the week (June 13-17).
LTFRB Chairman Atty. Winston Ginez, meanwhile, warned operators and drivers from operating school service vehicles that should be phased out.
Passengers can report colorum vehicles to the LTFRB through its 24/7 hotline number ‘1342’ or Viber at 0917-550-1342 for Globe and TM subscribers or 0998-550-1342 for Smart, Talk ‘n Text and Sun users. PNA/ northboundasia.com