Hatchback TNVS drivers: Don’t delay implementation of DOTr order
QUEZON CITY, Philippines — Transport network vehicle service (TNVS) drivers and operators using hatchback-type cars appealed on Friday to authorities not to delay the implementation of the order allowing their car to operate.
Transport Secretary Arthur Tugade earlier signed a department order allowing hatchback-type and sub-compact cars to permanently operate as TNVS units.
“Justice delayed is justice denied. Ang aming panawagan, no delays, ipatupad na ang DOTr order na ang hatchback ay pwedeng TNVS units,” Ariel Inton, president of the group Lawyers for Commuters and Safety and Protection that is representing the TNVS community, said in a press conference.
The drivers and operators, meanwhile, remain thankful for the issuance of the department order.
“We will comply with what DOTr said na may mayroon palang forever sa hatchback,” Inton said.
“We’re very thankful, the transition period, it appears to not have only been extended but amended to make it permanent,” he added.
The DOTr has yet to release a copy of the order to the public.
Transport Assistant Secretary Goddess Libiran said that the Land Transportation Franchising and Regulatory Board (LTFRB) will have to promulgate the necessary memorandum circular for the matter upon the effectivity of the order. /jpv
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