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Obey Supreme Court on bus franchises, Roxas told

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Transportation Secretary Mar Roxas: Not true

Transportation Secretary Manuel Roxas should order the Land Transportation Franchising and Regulatory  Board (LTFRB) to immediately transfer the franchises awarded to former employees of the shuttered Pantranco North Express Inc. to Victory Liner Inc.

Northern Samar Representative Emil Ong, chairman of the House committee on labor, said: “He (Roxas) has to follow the decision of the Supreme Court that the salaries of the employees have the priority lien over the assets of the bankrupt corporation. That’s the law.”

Bayan Muna party-list Representative Teodoro Casiño said Roxas “should let the LTFRB do its job of transferring the franchises to the company to which the former Pantranco workers sold it to.”

Casiño lauded Transportation Undersecretary Rafael Santos for assuring the ex-Pantranco employees headed by their two union presidents, Romy Alfonso of Pantranco Retrenched Employees Association and Jun Pascua of Pantranco Employees Association, that Roxas had not cancelled the Pantranco franchises.

Santos said what Roxas had ordered a review of the transfer of the franchises to Victory Liner, to which rival bus companies protested that the franchises should have expired when Pantranco closed down years ago.

Casiño said Pantranco’s workers had waited for decades to receive their overdue compensation. He pointed out the Supreme Court not only upheld the union’s right to the Pantranco franchises, but the LTFRB also validated their transfer to the unions.

“It’s not right for a certificate of public conveyance in the land transportation sector to be transferred arbitrarily without the consent of its rightful owner, which is the state,” Roxas had said when he suspended the May 21 decision of the LTFRB resurrecting Pantranco’s 489 bus franchises.


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  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_777DKOOEIYQIXIUM2V6HKZAJT4 ***lord richard croft***

    Ang mga Pulitiko nakikisawsaw na naman sa Usapin ng Manggawa kung saan sila babango.

    Eto ang pangyayari: Late 80’s na magsara ang Pantranco – ang sabi dito lahat ng pwedeng pagkakitaan na pag-aari ng nabangkaroteng Pantranco ay mapupunta sa Empleyado bilang pambayad sa backwages at separation benefits nito – kasama na ang Prankisa.
    Taon 1993 ay napaso na ang prankisa na dapat naipagkaloob sa kanila.
    Kung sakaling ang usapin ng pagsalin ng prankisa ay nadedesisyunan nung taon 1992 o bago ang pagkapaso nito ay siguro ay maaari pa na mapakinabangan ng empleyado. Pero dahil sa tagal ng sistema ng ating Hudikatura… naabutan na sila ng pagkapaso nito, kaya hindi na maari pang mapakinabangan ang prankisang ipnagkaloob dahil ito ay expired na. Oo tama ang sabi ng korte na may karapatan ang mga empleyado sa prankisa ng Pantranco, pero anong taon na? 2012 na kaya.
    Kaya ang dapat niyong sisihing ay sistema ng ating Hudikatura… kung sakaling naging mabilis lang pagdedesisyun.. siguro napakinabangan pa nila.

    • http://twitter.com/Anton0613 anton

      the former pantranco employees are left with an empty bag, kung may natira sigurong mga bakal-bakal nuon, yun na lang. they can not sell an expired franchise in the same manner that the expired franchise cannot be the object of a sale. it is clear that the franchise expired in 1993. did someone promised the victory group that the franchise can be renewed even after 10 years after expiration? bat ang lakas ng loob nilang bumili? ang labo ng gobyerno natin at lalo na kung sasawsaw pa mga politico.

      • http://twitter.com/TPojas tony_pojas@yahoo.com

        pare its more fun in the philippines, patay na binuhay pa! yan si mar rojas di ba siya rin ang naging tagapagtangol ng nabankaroteng CAP, milyon milyon ang ang biktima ng CAP na hangang ngayon ay nagdurusa, malapit na naman ang eleksyon kaya kailangan nya nag maraming pera para sa kanyang kandidatura, mga kabayan sana sa susunod na eleksyon ibuto natin ang tutuong tao hindi itong mga taong mukhang pera..

  • im_not_convinced

    Casiño lauded Transportation Undersecretary Rafael Santos for assuring
    the ex-Pantranco employees headed by their two union presidents, Romy
    Alfonso of Pantranco Retrenched Employees Association and Jun Pascua of
    Pantranco Employees Association, that Roxas had not cancelled the
    Pantranco franchises.

    DI naman pala binabawi ng Roxas yung mga franchise, sinisigurado lang niya na makikinabang din daw yung mga friends niya. wala kasi siya makukuha sa mga Hernandez e.

  • generalproblem

    walang imposible sa pinas kasi ang mga abogado sa atin kahit patay nabubuhay. ang dapat nating gawin patayin muna natin lahat ng abogado para mapalitan ng bagong hnerasyon.

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_L7PILUDK6IPFGJLJNCM2IROCRY Albin

    Ang itinuro at pinamana ni penoy ant delima sa kabataan: “huwag sumunod sa supreme court kapag utos ng presidente”

  • henry21

    hay naku… marami na naman kumita… magkano kaya lagayan… pati patay nabubuhay…



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