In a memorandum issued on Jan. 27, the LTFRB amended the terms and conditions of Certificate of Public Convenience, allowing pets in PUVs provided that the animals are seated beside the owners and the seats are paid for.
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LTFRB allows pets in public vehicles
Delon Porcalla (The Philippine Star) - February 11, 2020 - 12:00am

MANILA, Philippines — The Land Transportation, Franchising and Regulatory Board (LTFRB) has allowed passengers to bring their pets in public utility vehicles (PUVs).

In a memorandum issued on Jan. 27, the LTFRB amended the terms and conditions of Certificate of Public Convenience, allowing pets in PUVs provided that the animals are seated beside the owners and the seats are paid for.

The new guidelines, which take effect yesterday, stated that pets may be allowed to be carried by the owner as long as they are free from foul odor and wearing diapers. 

If there are other passengers, pets should be placed in carriers or cages at a designated animal compartment of the PUV.

Under the memorandum, the owner of the pet should be responsible for any damage the animal may cause.

Rep. Ronnie Ong of party-list Ang Probinsyano, who lobbied for the lifting of the pet ban, lauded the LTFRB for amending its policy.

The LTFRB said the amendment was approved in response to clamor from a group of pet owners to allow pets in PUVs.   

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