‘Roadworthy’ jeepneys may ply NCR roads without QR codes this weekend
MANILA, Philippines — Traditional jeepneys that are roadworthy would be allowed to resume operations without the required QR codes from the Land Transportation Franchising and Regulatory Board (LTFRB), which is having technical troubles that prevented it from dispensing such codes.
LTFRB chairman Martin Delgra explained that they are implementing a “migration” for the agency’s website which would mean the issuance of QR codes would temporarily be unavailable.
“We will upload the list sa Facebook page para makita yung pangalan ng operators. Kapag andun na pwede na kayo bumiyahe without the QR code this weekend,” Delgra said in an online press conference about resumption of operations for traditional jeepneys.
(We will upload the list on our Facebook page so that jeepney operators may see their names. If their names are posted there, they can start operations without QR code this weekend.)
Transportation Assistant Secretary Goddes Hope Libiran clarified that roadworthy jeepneys are allowed to operate without QR codes from Friday, July 3, to Sunday, July 5.
The LTFRB earlier allowed more than 6,002 jeepney units to operate in 49 routes in Metro Manila on Friday.
According to its guidelines, a corresponding QR Code will be issued to jeepney operators which must be printed and displayed in the jeepney units when they return on Metro Manila roads.
Delgra said they expect their website server to be operational Thursday evening. However, they will require QR codes on Monday, July 6, to allow operators to download and put up QR codes on jeepneys.
“We would expect the server would be up and about later today at mailagay sa QR Code na mailagay sa sasakyan niyo. In the meantime, pwede na kayo tumakbo without the QR code so that by Monday nandun na rin yung QR code niyo,” he said.
(We would expect the server to be up and about later today so that the QR code may be placed on their vehicles. In the meantime, they can start operating without the QR code so that by Monday your QR codes will be available.)
Libiran, meanwhile, said apprehension for those without QR codes is also suspended from July 3 to July 5.
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