BPLD resumes operations against “colorum” public utility vehicles
TACLOBAN CITY (CIO) — The Business Permits and Licenses Division (BPLD) resumed operations against colorum Motor Cabs for Hire (MCH) and other public utility vehicles and apprehended close to 60 violators on Wednesday evening.
Areas covered by the operation were Robinsons North, Robinsons Marasbaras and the Abucay New Bus Terminal.
The decisive operations against colorum PUVs were ordered by Mayor Alfred S. Romualdez to ensure public safety.
Gerry Abilar, BPLD Transport Section in-Charge said that the operation enforces City Traffic Ordinance No. 2000-01. Abilar disclosed that the violators were issued citation tickets and advised to secure the necessary permits from the BPLD.
He said that drivers should bring with them a copy of their business permit and other pertinent documents when driving.
The transport in-charge also disclosed that as a matter of policy MCH operators who failed to register their vehicles during the previous year are no longer allowed to secure a permit for the following year.
The latest operation brings to more than a hundred the total number of apprehensions since the BPLD started the campaign last September 13.
The team which conducted the operation was also composed of TOMECO and Tacloban City Police Office personnel.
Currently, there are 3,495 registered public utility vehicles in Tacloban. – H.J. Roca/CIO
Photos: T. Canes/CMO