together with other bus companies questioned before the courts the government issuance implementing the new pay scheme in 2012.
'Commuters have taken more rides to their offices or schools and other destinations when our buses were ordered to stop using bus stops designated previously by the MMDA,' said Alex Yague, PBOAP
The arguments raised by PBOAP
did not touch much on the issue of immediacy but more on the propriety and constitutionality of the questioned MCs which have yet to be resolved in the main injunction case.
The Manila North Tollways Corporation (MNTC), builder and concessionaire of the North Luzon Expressway (NLEX), has signed a memorandum of agreement with the Provincial Bus Operators Association of the Philippines (PBOAP) to propagate a culture of road safety.
This database will then be shared with PBOAP members to identify problem drivers and vehicles in order to better institute a system of rewards and recognition as well as appropriate sanctions.
"We need a means to know what our drivers are doing, so we can reward our well-behaved drivers and address our misbehaved drivers." Alex Yague, executive director, PBOAP.
Judge Marilou Runes-Tamang of the Quezon City Regional Trial Court Branch 98 on Monday issued a 20-day temporary restraining order sought by the Nagkakaisang Samahan ng mga Nangangasiwa ng Panlalawigang Bus sa Pilipinas (formerly known as the Provincial Bus Operators Association of the Philippines or PBOAP).
Alejandro Yague Jr., executive director of PBOAP which has 41 members operating thousands of bus units, argued that the LTFRB did not conduct an extensive study and it was therefore speculative to conclude that the use of such a device [would] be effective in curbing speed as well as preventing road accidents.
During the hearing, lawmakers also asked the LTFRB to look into the complaint of the Provincial Bus Operators Association of the Philippines (PBOAP) against the Pangasinan Solid North Transit Inc.
In the complaint letter addressed to Transportation Secretary Joseph Emilio Abaya, PBOAP accused the PSNTI of operating outside the route given by the LTFRB.