By Dominique Gabriel G. Bañaga
Ridesharing firms in Bacolod City are calling on President Rodrigo Duterte and Senator Christopher Lawrence ‘Bong’ Go for help with regard to the Land Transportation Franchising and Regulatory Board (LTFRB). The agency is being accused of “idly sitting” on franchise applications.
During a press conference yesterday morning, members of the local ridesharing community claimed they have “waited so long” for the LTFRB to act on their applications as the said documentation is required for drivers to operate legitimately.
Vincent Errol Dreyfus, who led the group of drivers, peers, and operators, called on the government’s help in the matter. He had earlier received an LTFRB-approved certificate of public conveyance, which has since expired as of last year with no renewal received as of yet.
Dreyfus said similar groups have formed in Manila, Cebu, and Pampanga after identical issues arose with their respective LTFRB offices.
“It is high time that we voice out our plight and worries against LTFRB to the president and also to Senator Bong Go, whom we supported,” he added. “Only the president and Senator Bong Go can help us solve our woes with LTFRB.”/DGB, WDJ