LTFRB: PUVs violating campaign rules could face cancellation of franchise
MANILA, Philippines — Public utility vehicles (PUVs) found to be violative of campaign rules could face suspension or cancellation of their franchise, the Land Transportation Franchising and Regulatory Board (LTFRB) said Thursday.
LTFRB chairman Martin Delgra said that PUVs, in essence, would be violating their franchises if they do not comply with the campaign rules set by the Commission on Elections (Comelec).
“Specific to the guidelines, or the regulation of the Comelec concerning campaign materials, kung lalabag po sila doon sa campaign material na ‘yun, that would be a violation of the franchise,” Delgra said in a press briefing at the launch of Comelec’s “Oplan Baklas.”
He noted PUVs with campaign materials would also have to comply with LTFRB rules on advertisements which include applying for an advertising permit and paying an advertisement fee.
Delgra said that under Comelec’s guidelines, stickers on PUVs should only measure 8.5 inches by 11 inches, and posters two by three feet.
He further explained that errant PUVs would be fined P5,000 for their first offense and, if found violating the rules repeatedly, could face suspension or cancellation of their franchise.
However, he clarified that the vehicles would not be impounded. /je
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