It seems that illegally-operating public utility vehicles (PUVs) have met their match after President Duterte announced that they will intensify the campaign against it during his inaugural State of The Nation Address.

Deemed as out-of-line, these vehicles do not follow safety and fare regulations imposed by the Land Transportation Franchising and Regulatory Board (LTFRB). Moreover, they also contribute to the congestion of Metro Manila traffic.

Apart from that, illegal public transport terminals will also be removed from major thoroughfares. These terminals can create bottlenecks which further add to the worsening traffic conditions that affect both motorists and commuters during rush hour.

PUVs illegally picking up commuters

“Our anti-colorum campaign and out-of-line apprehension including the removal of terminals will be intensified,” said President Duterte.

Recently, the LTFRB also started updating its inventory of public utility buses (PUBs) in order to weed out illegally operating buses that ply the roads of Metro Manila. The said inventory will happen for four weekends, which began last weekend at Green Meadows Avenue, EDSA from 5:30 AM until 12:00 PM on Saturday and Sunday.