TNVS drivers defer filing of raps vs LTFRB as gov’t agencies reach out
QUEZON CITY, Philippines — Deactivated transport network vehicle service (TNVS) drivers and operators have deferred the filing of cases against the Land Transportation Franchising and Regulatory Board (LTFRB) as key government departments and agencies opened a dialogue to hear their concerns.
Present during the dialogue were officials from the Department of Transportation, Civil Service Commission, and Department of Trade and Industry.
“The legal team agreed that we will hold the filing of the cases particularly in the Ombudsman considering that there is very important development and that is we are talking,” Ariel Inton, president of Lawyers for Commuters Safety and Protection (LCSP) that is assisting the TNVS drivers, told reporters in press conference on Monday.
The dialogue was held as TNVS drivers staged a “transport holiday” and suspended operations from 6 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday.
The LTFRB likewise scheduled a dialogue with TNVS drivers and operators on Tuesday, July 9, to “address concerns on the process of accreditation and the necessity of such regulations and requirements.”
“We give them a chance, we will give ourselves a chance. Tomorrow is the dialogue (with LTFRB), if nothing happens then the legal team will proceed with the case,” Inton added. (Editor: Gilbert S. Gaviola)
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