I-ACTInternational Association for Colon Hydrotherapists
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Since I-ACT is an interagency, there should be a group of personnel coming from several agencies, including the Department of Transportation, Land Transportation Office, Land Transportation Franchising and Regulatory Board, Metropolitan Manila Development Authority and Philippine National Police-Highway Patrol Group, as well as the Department of Environment and Natural Resources, Armed Forces, Toll Regulatory Board and the Department of the Interior and Local Government.
Aside from the DOTr, I-ACT member-agencies which are the LTFRB, LTO, PNP-Highway Patrol Group, and Metro Manila Development Authority will be receiving, processing and resolving reports and complaints sent to the chatbot.
The concurrent transportation undersecretary for road transport and infrastructure said I-ACT operatives will now also be visible in Cavite, Laguna, Bulacan and Antipolo in Rizal to implement the 'Tanggal Bulok, Tanggal Usok' campaign, the on-road inspection of PUVs.
The new I-ACT will likewise have additional member-agencies to include the Armed Forces of the Philippines, the local government units in NCR through the Metro Manila Council, and the Liga ng mga Barangay ng Pilipinas.
The I-ACT is composed of the Department of Transportation (DOTr), Land Transportation Office, Highway Patrol Group, Metropolitan Manila Development Authority, LTFRB and various traffic-enforcement units of Metro Manila local government units.
I-ACT said 842 vehicles were given ticket citations, 62 were impounded, and 265 subpoenas were issued for smoke-belching.
This was after he managed to get a ride on one of the 10 solar-powered jeepneys provided by I-ACT to affected passengers.
Jeepney drivers were also subpoenaed by I-ACT personnel to have their jeepneys undergo Motor Vehicle Inspection System (MVIS) before the Land Transportation Office (LTO).
Tim Orbos, I-ACT head, said the drivers had been given 24 hours to have their units undergo roadworthiness check at the Land Transportation Office.
Last year, the I-ACT was formed as a precursor to the superbody being eyed by the Department of Transportation (DOTr) should Congress grant President Duterte emergency powers to address the traffic crisis.
We welcome transport groups holding strikes about jeepney modernization program but if it is because of our campaign for jeepneys' roadworthiness, we hope not," said I-ACT head Tim Orbos on Wednesday amid reports of a looming transport strike.
Following the establishment of the I-ACT, arrests related to traffic violations, 'colorum' operations and sidewalk clearing had gone up significantly, according to De Leon.