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Marcos to LTFRB: Prioritize drivers, commuters

Neil Jayson Servallos - The Philippine Star
Marcos to LTFRB: Prioritize drivers, commuters
Commuters, who are heading to their workplaces, line up at the Nepa Q-Mart station of the EDSA Bus Carousel in Quezon City early Tuesday morning, June 21, 2022, to beat the influx of passengers. The Metropolitan Manila Development Authority estimated last week that there will be a possible increase in passenger volume as fewer private cars may ply EDSA due to the continuing hike in oil prices.
The STAR / Miguel de Guzman

MANILA, Philippines — President Marcos has ordered the Land Transportation Franchising and Regulatory Board to address problems faced by drivers and commuters as well as the bureaucratic gridlocks in the LTFRB, an official said yesterday.

LTFRB chairperson Cheloy Garafil, who officially assumed the post yesterday, said the agency would pursue “balance and win-win solutions” to fix the country’s transport system.

“The President has three directives to the agency: make the process in the LTFRB easier, ensure the delivery of services to public utility vehicle drivers and always keep the welfare of commuters a top priority,” Garafil said.

While the Marcos administration has yet to lay down its transport agenda, Garafil said the LTFRB would focus on improving the country’s public transport system.

Former LTFRB chairman Martin Delgra III urged employees of the agency to support Garafil.

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