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DZIQ: Heavy penalty for buses playing porn, violent film, says LTFRB

/ 11:47 AM May 13, 2011

The Land Transportation Franchising and Regulatory Board (LTFRB) is now working closely with the Movie and Television Review and Classification Board (MTRCB) to crack down on bus drivers and operators caught playing these type of videos in their vehicles, said LTFRB Chairman Nelson Laluces, in an interview with Radyo Inquirer Friday.

MANILA, Philippines—Buses caught playing violent and pornographic videos on board beware.

The Land Transportation Franchising and Regulatory Board (LTFRB) is now working closely with the Movie and Television Review and Classification Board (MTRCB) to crack down on bus drivers and operators caught playing these type of videos in their vehicles, said LTFRB Chairman Nelson Laluces, in an interview with Radyo Inquirer Friday.

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Operators who permit the showing of such films in their bus liners will be slapped a penalty of P3,000 for the first offense, P6,000 for the second offense, and a possible suspension and revocation of franchise, said Laluces.

Meanwhile, erring while drivers could also be suspended, and will undergo seminars to be conducted by the LTFRB. The MTRCB will likewise file criminal charges against bus operators for the protection of minors.

Laluces said only motion pictures and television programs that are suited for the viewing of children are allowed in bus liners.

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