Fake anticolorum team? Look for LTFRB representative
To know if the anticolorum team apprehending you is legitimate, look for the representative of the Land Transportation Franchising and Regulatory Board (LTFRB).
This was the tip offered to motorists by Tim Orbos, Department of Transportation undersecretary for roads, following the launching of “Task Force Kamao,” an interagency group formed to go after “colorum” vehicles or those without a valid franchise.
“The LTFRB has the complete and updated database of legal franchises and their accredited number of units. Nobody from the partner agencies can apprehend a colorum vehicle if there is no one from the LTFRB, [it] being the lead agency on public utility vehicles,” Orbos said in a statement.
Apart from the Interagency Council on Traffic, the other agencies that form the task force are the Armed Forces of the Philippines, National Intelligence Coordinating Agency and National Telecommunications Commission.
Earlier, Orbos also told motorists to beware of “enterprising” personnel who were taking advantage of the government’s crackdown on dilapidated and smoke-belching vehicles. — Jovic Yee
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