LTFRB X graces today, May 22, 2021, the grand launching of fifteen (15) modernized Class II Public Utility Jeepneys of Misamis Iligan Lanao Transport Service Cooperative (MILTRASCO). The aforesaid modernized Class II PUJs will ply two routes: Linamon – Robinsons and vice versa and Boroon – Iligan City Proper and vice versa.
Present during the launching are Iligan City Lone District Congressman Hon. Frederick Siao, LTFRB X Aminoden Guro together with his staff, OTC X representative Camcer Cheng Imam, and other Land Bank of the Philippines Officials, and officials from different transport groups.
Today’s program is the fifth launching that LTFRB X has spearheaded since last month. There have been 47 modernized PUVs that were launched since April 2021.
This move of MILTRASCO is aligned under the biggest non-infrastructure program of the Duterte Administration through the Department of Transportation under the headship of Sec. Arthur P. Tugade, and its attached agencies, the Public Utility Vehicle Modernization Program (PUVMP) which aims to provide Filipinos a more comfortable life through a public land transport system that is more Convenient, more Accessible, more Reliable, more Environment-friendly, and Safer, or a transport system that ‘C.A.R.E.S’.
Another launching is set to be conducted next Friday, May 28, 2021. While the occurence of Covid-19 pandemic has caused difficulties on the part of transport operators to implement the PUVMP, the said transport operators have risen above these diffuculties and continued to take progressive steps geared towards the success of PUVMP.
Amidst pandemic, the LTFRB remains firm with its mandate and tirelessly continues to provide exemplary public service to help the transport sectors cope with the adverse effects of this Covid-19.