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DOTr hits Valbuena

July 13, 2023 Jun I. Legaspi 987 views

THE Department of Transportation (DOTr) has denied the accusations of Manibela’s Mar Valbuena that the agency failed to address the various concerns of public utility vehicle (PUV) drivers and operators.

The DOTr, Land Transportation Franchising and Regulatory Board (LTFRB) and Office of Transportation Cooperatives (OTC) have been in the past many weeks engaged in consultations with our PUV drivers and operators regarding their concerns such as the Local Public Transport Route Plan (LPTRP).

The LTFRB has always been fair in implementing its mandate based on the Omnibus Franchising Guidelines (OFG) either to corporations or cooperatives.

The DOTr, LTFRB and OTC are open and willing to hold dialogues with any group who has legitimate concerns and we vow to address such concerns through consultations and forum.

The DOTr challenges Manibela to prove his allegations with concrete proof and evidence.

Clearly, their planned “strike” is intended to gain media attention and public sympathy, not to address the legitimate concerns of PUV drivers and operators.

Their group is free to stage any form of protest. However, DOTr will not be held hostage.