DOTr chief gives verbal OK to PUJ request — Gwen

Rosalie O. Abatayo 07/20/2020

BARILI, Cebu — Cebu Governor Gwendolyn Garcia said Transportation or (DOTr) Secretary Arthur Tugade had given his verbal agreement to her request that traditional public utility jeepneys be allowed to return to their routes within Cebu province.…

LTFRB-7: 10 buses may ply Cebu City for MECQ

Delta Dyrecka Letigio 07/17/2020

CEBU CITY, Philippines — Only 10 buses have been given a special permit by the Land Transportation Franchising Regulatory Board in Central Visayas (LTFRB-7) to ply the streets in Cebu City while it remains under the modified…

The two sides of Cebu City’s 1st day under GCQ 

Morexette Marie B. Erram 06/01/2020

CEBU CITY, Philippines — On the eve of Cebu City’s general community quarantine (GCQ), Van (not his real name) contemplated walking from Barangay Guadalupe to a mall in North Reclamation Area (NRA) where he worked. Van said…

No PUVs in Cebu granted special permits yet to operate

Morexette Marie B. Erram 05/17/2020

CEBU CITY, Philippines — As most parts of Cebu prepare to transition to general community quarantine (GCQ), special permits for public utility vehicles (PUVs) have not been granted yet. Eduardo Montealto Jr., director of Land Transportation Franchising…

CIBus passengers told: Follow bus stops, report erring drivers

Delta Dyrecka Letigio 03/15/2020

CEBU CITY, Philippines — Follow the bus stops and report any erring or abusive drivers immediately. This was the pronouncement of Eduardo Montealto, Jr., Land Transportation and Franchising Regulatory Board in Central Visayas (LTFRB-7) director, two days…

‘Colorum’ motorcycle taxi app operating in Cebu

Rosalie O. Abatayo 02/24/2020

CEBU CITY, Philippines — Another motorcycle ride hailing has started to operate in Cebu without clearance from the Land Transportation Franchising and Regulatory Board in Central Visayas (LTFRB-7). The Maxim application, which is downloadable from Google Play…

Motealto to drivers: Never refuse passengers

Futch Anthony Inso 12/16/2019

CEBU CITY, Philippines – Never refuse passengers. This was the reminder of Land Transportation Franchising and Regulatory Board Central Visayas (LTFRB-7) Director Eduardo Montealto Jr. to taxi drivers who joined the Driver’s Academy which the agency organized…

New TNVS to operate in Cebu? New app says passengers get to ‘set the fare’

Rosalie Abatayo 12/12/2019

CEBU CITY, Philippines — Will competition be up again for Transport Network Vehicle Service (TNVS) industry soon? This may be the case if a new ride-hailing platform will start to operate in the country or at least,…

LTFRB-7: Drivers must practice ‘blow-bagets’ this coming holiday

Alven Marie A. Timtim 12/03/2019

CEBU CITY, Philippines — With the coming holiday trips and rainy days, the Land Transportation Regulatory Board in Central Visayas (LTFRB-7) have a few reminders for the drivers traveling for work or vacation to avoid possible accidents.…

Montealto reminds bus operators to secure LTFRB-7 permits for special trips

Futch Anthony Inso 10/29/2019

CEBU CITY, Philippines – The Land Transportation Franchising and Regulatory Board in Central Visayas (LTFRB-7) is again reminding bus operators to secure a special permit from their office if they intend to serve passengers who are outside…

LTFRB-7 to launch 400 more PUVs on July 11

Delta Dyrecka Letigio 07/06/2019

CEBU CITY, Philippines — The Land Transportation and Regulatory Board in Central Visayas (LTFRB-7) will be launching the 400 modernized public utility vehicles (PUVs) that have been given new franchises to operate in Metro Cebu on July…

Point-to-point rule implementation for V-hires put on hold

Futch Anthony Inso 06/26/2019

CEBU CITY, Philippines — The Land Transportation Franchising and Regulator Board (LTFRB) has put on hold the implementation of the point-to-point policy for UV Express or commonly known as V-Hire. LTFRB-7 Regional Director Eduardo Montealto said that…

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