A transport group in Iloilo City is appealing to the Land Transportation Franchising and Regulatory Board (LTFRB) 6 to allow them to increase their passenger capacity.
The Western Visayas Transport Cooperative (WVTC) through its chairman Raymundo G. Parcon also asked for the help and support of Mayor Jerry P. Treñas in convincing the LTFRB.
“In our strong desire to help prop up the local economy of Iloilo City and to increase the mobility of our riding public, we would like to request from your office in helping us convince the LTFRB to increase our present passenger capacity from 5-5 passengers to 7-7 passengers,” said Parcon in a letter dated November 20.
To recall, due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the passenger capacity of the public utility vehicles were reduced in observance of the physical distancing protocol.
The transport group insisted that while the COVID-19 has caused fear and negative effects in the economy, we should not be cowed by the fear of it.
Instead, the transport group added, that the campaign on how to prevent it should be increased.
Also, the drivers and operators should be educated on their significant contribution to the mitigation and control of the spread of COVID-19.
On his part, Treñas said he will consult with the LTFRB regarding the request of the drivers and operators.
He also forwarded the letter of the transport group to the Iloilo City COVID Team./WDJ