LTFRB-2 apprehends 3 colorum vehicles this March

TUGUEGARAO CITY, Cagayan, March 22 (PIA) --- The Land Transportation Franchising and Regulatory Board (LTFRB)- Cagayan Valley Region has apprehended three colorum vehicles for the month of March.

Colorum vehicles according to the Department of Transportation (DOTr) are public utility vehicles (PUVs) that operate without franchises or are unregistered.

Regional Director Edward L. Cabase said two colorum UVEs were apprehended by the LTFRB Enforcement Team in Bambang, Nueva Vizcaya over the weekend.

Also, the director led the apprehension of a one (1) Foton Van Traveller along the Balete Pass, Brgy. Tactac in Santa Fe, Nueva Vizcaya on March 10, 2021. The apprehension was properly implemented with the cooridnation with teh town's chief of police, Capt. Angelo Dasalla.

Under the Joint Administrative Order No. 2014-01, operators of apprehended colorum vehicles are metted with the corresponding fines: Bus- Php 1,000,000.00; Van - Php 200,000.00; Sedan -- Php 120,000.00; and Jeep -- Php 50,000.00.

In an interview, Cabase said the said apprehension was a manifestation of the strong stand of their agency against colorum vehicles in the region.

The director urged the riding public not to patronize colorum vehicles as there is no guarantee that colorum vehicles could be held accountable during accidents.

As of writing, the apprehended UVEs are currently impounded at LTFRB Region 02 premises. (MDCT/PIA-2)



Source: Philippines Information Agency (pia.gov.ph)

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