“The Land Transportation Franchising and Regulatory Board (LTFRB) has announced that it will soon be accepting new applicants for transport network vehicle services (TNVS). Just how many are we talking about? A total of 20,000 units.”
“The LTO’s semi-annual report for 2018 paints a pretty clear picture of its workload this year, and let’s just say we’re thankful not to be in that line of work.
“In 2017, a total of 296,448 motorists were apprehended by the agency nationwide. This figure jumped to 329,538 so far in 2018, and the LTO isn’t even done counting—we’ll have to wait for the full annual report for the complete numbers.”
“Just how much has been collected from smoke belchers? A total of P6,729,200 for 2018—that’s a whopping 396% increase compared to the year prior (P1,356,000), and the government isn’t even done counting yet as the tally only covers the period from January to June.”
“Bad news for Angkas customers. The Supreme Court has issued a resolution that essentially prohibits the motorcycle-based ride-hailing app’s operations, and once again gives the LTFRB the authority to apprehend its riders.”
“The two agencies add that apprehension of Angkas rider will begin ‘upon issuance of the LTFRB resolution within the day,’ reiterating that safety and rule of law are their priorities: ‘We will remain faithful to our mandate in giving commuters a safe and efficient mode of public transportation.’”