I-ACT apprehends 4 colorum vans in Makati
With the National Capital Region (NCR) now in general community quarantine (GCQ), mass transport services have gradually returned to the roads, beginning with buses and trains in early June, followed by jeepneys and UV Express later in the month.
Unfortunately, other mass transport providers, including those of the illegal kind, have also resumed their operations.
Last July 6, enforcers from the Inter-Agency Council for Traffic (I-ACT), apprehended four colorum vans in Makati.
Three of the vehicles were flagged in the area of Pasong Tamo Ext. Gate 3, while the fourth one was along J.P. Rizal, all within the Makati area.
Upon scrutiny, the said vehicles were found to be private vehicles being used by employees as a company shuttle. However, the vehicles lacked proper documentation for them to be legally allowed to operate as such.
According to the Land Transportation Franchising and Regulatory Board Memorandum Circular 2019-003 (LTFRB MC 2019-003), private vehicles operating as company shuttle must be covered by a long-term lease contract of not less than three years between the lessee and the car rental company/owner.
Failure to furnish this document upon request means the vehicle will be flagged as colorum.
All four vehicles were impounded accordingly to be turned over under the jurisdiction of the LTFRB.
The traffic law enforcement arm of I-ACT, dubbed Team Eagle, is headed by retired Col. Ceferino Decena, alongside partner agents from LTFRB, Philippine Coast Guard (PCG), Philippine National Police-Highway Patrol Group (PNP-HPG), and the Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR).
Photos from I-ACT Facebook page