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LTFRB serves preventive suspension order vs Valisno bus company

LTFRB serves a 30-day preventive suspension order against the Valisno Express Liner Inc. Photo by Erwin Aguilon

LTFRB serves a 30-day preventive suspension order against the Valisno Express Liner Inc. ERWIN AGUILON/RADYO INQUIRER

The Land Transportation Franchising and Regulatory Board (LTFRB) on Thursday morning served a 30-day preventive suspension order against  Valisno Express Liner Inc. following an accident, which left four people dead.

READ: Death toll in Quezon City bus crash rises to 4

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Radyo Inquirer 990AM reported that Eugene Maribao, from LTFRB’s legal division, served the order at the bus company’s main office in San Jose del Monte City in Bulacan.

The license plates of the 62 buses covered by the order should be turned over to the LTFRB by Friday 5 p.m.

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The report said the company no longer dispatched its buses on Thursday, but Inquirer.net saw a Valisno bus plying Edsa at about 5:30 a.m.

The order requires all Valisno buses to be subjected to road worthiness inspection by the Land Transportation Office (LTO) while drivers will undergo road safety seminars and drug tests.

READ: LTFRB suspends 62 Valisno Express buses over fatal crash

On Wednesday morning, a Valisno Express bus, with plate number TXV 715, crashed into a concrete marker at the boundary of Quezon City and Caloocan City.

The crash ripped off the right-hand side of the bus and resulted in the deaths of two persons. The other two victims died at the Dr. Jose N. Rodriguez Memorial Hospital in Caloocan City.

George Pacis, the bus driver who escaped after the accident, was arrested later that day.

READ: Driver of wayward Valisno bus arrested

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Bus passengers told media that Pacis was trying to show off by driving fast and overtaking two other vehicles before losing control of the vehicle.

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