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Bus firm faces suspension


The Land Transportation Franchising and Regulatory Board (LTFRB) has issued a preventive suspension order on all 18 units of the MGP Trans bus company after one of its buses figured in a fatal accident last November.

Posted: January 10th, 2014 in Latest Business Stories | Read More »

Throw the book at the Don Mariano group


Recently, we witnessed a tragedy when a Don Mariano passenger bus fell off the Skyway in Parañaque City and crashed onto a van plying the service road beneath. The tragedy caused injuries to 21 persons and claimed 18 lives.   As I watched the news, I could just imagine how difficult it was for the [...]

Posted: January 1st, 2014 in Headlines,Inquirer Columns | Read More »

The LTFRB faces a population of runaway ‘colorum’ vehicles


It’s the Land Transportation Franchising and Regulatory Board, but it has no police powers. So how can the LTFRB enforce franchise-related laws?

Posted: November 20th, 2012 in Motoring | Read More »

LTFRB chair, transport leaders at Usapan AAP

Land Transportation Franchising and Regulatory Board (LTFRB) Chair Jaime D. Jacob has accepted the invitation of the Automobile Association Philippines (AAP) to be the guest of honor at the second Usapan AAP on Oct. 24, 2012.

Posted: October 16th, 2012 in Motoring | Read More »

Case against Pantranco continues, says lawyer


The lawyer for three bus companies opposed to the sale of the defunct Pantranco North Express Inc.’s franchises described on Friday as “premature and irresponsible” the claim of the shuttered bus firm’s workers that the Court of Appeals had sustained the validity of the contested franchises.

Posted: July 22nd, 2012 in Latest Business Stories | Read More »

Roxas holds revival of Pantranco franchises


The revival of 489 expired franchises of the long defunct Pantranco bus company was suspended by Transportation and Communications Secretary Mar Roxas on Friday.

Posted: June 29th, 2012 in Latest Business Stories | Read More »

LTFRB denies bus fare hike petitions

NO FARE INCREASE. A Bicol-bound provincial bus gets stalled along the highway. Photo by INQUIRER.net’s Rick Alberto

The Land Transportation Franchising and Regulatory Board has denied petitions by provincial and Metro Manila bus operators for an increase in minimum fares, citing the steady decline in diesel fuel prices.

Posted: May 16th, 2012 in Latest Business Stories | Read More »

LTFRB probes bus firm over Bicol trip ‘turned sour’

The Land Transportation and Franchising Regulatory Board (LTFRB) has referred to its Legal Division for investigation of a provincial bus firm, which may have committed “specific violations of franchise” in its operations during the Holy Week and vowed to file charges against the company “accordingly”.

Posted: April 10th, 2012 in Latest Business Stories | Read More »

Renewal of Stradcom contract pushed


Taxpayers stand to save billions of pesos in hardware and software startup costs if the government opts to renew the information technology contract between Stradcom Corp., on one hand, and the Land Transportaton Office (LTO) and the Land Transportation Franchise Regulatory Board (LTFRB) on the other.

Posted: February 27th, 2012 in Headlines | Read More »



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