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LTFRB to Strictly Enforce UV Express Pick-Up, Drop-Off of Passengers at Designated Terminals

Land Transportation Franchising and Regulatory Board Chairman Atty. Martin Delgra III has signed Memorandum Circular (MC) No. 2019-025 which orders all UV Express Service vehicles to “strictly operate on a point-to-point basis at their designated terminals on the route specified in their CPCs (Certificate of Public Convenience).”

In short, UV Express vehicles can only pick up and drop off passengers at their designated terminals and are prohibited from picking up and dropping off passengers anywhere in between the two terminals.

MC No. 2019-025 amends MC No. 2009-019 which allowed UV Express vehicles to pick-up and drop-off their passengers within a two-kilometer radius from their endpoints as specified in their CPCs “or within the territorial bounds of the commercial/business district specified therein.”

“Over time, the Board has observed that because of the provision of two-kilometer radius policy, most UV Expres Services are not actually utilizing their designated terminals, and the rampant practice of loading and unloading of passengers in between their origin and destination,” the LTFRB explained in MC No. 2019-025.

Furthermore, the LTFRB cited MC No. 2005-023, the policy that created and classified UV Express as a new public utility vehicle, that it “shall operate on a Terminal to Terminal basis with no loading/unloading in between their origin and destination.”

As such, MC No. 2019-025 cancels and abolishes the two-kilometer radius policy and orders all UV Express Service vehicles to strictly operate on a point-to-point basis at their designated terminals on the route specified in their CPCs.

Along with Delgra, MC No. 2019-025 was also signed by LTFRB members Engr. Ronaldo Corpus and retired Gen. Antonio Gardola, Jr.. MC No. 2019-025 will take effect immediately following its publication in a newspaper of general circulation and the filing of three copies with the University of the Philippines Law Center.

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3 Comments

  1. Webster Garcia
    May 26, 2019 at 12:28 am — Reply

    Pki obserbahan nga po ninyo ang Bus ng Ferdinand liner byaheng Trece martirez cavite to PITX Body number 1618 sumakay kmi sa Longos Bacoor may pwd ako ksama hindi bnigyn ng priority na upuan kahit may mga dalagang nka upo sa upuan ng mga priority. Siningil kmi Hindi nman kmi binigyan ng ticket. Pki obserbahan lang po ng yari un 7:30-8:00am Monday May 20,2019 Thank you!

  2. James L. Casas
    May 27, 2019 at 9:43 am — Reply

    Although what they want to implement is legal, it certainly does not consider the interests of the commuting public. The better way is to amend the law and allow for designated stops. Perhaps the better use of their time and effort is to enforce discipline of jeepneys.

    I cannot understand is how LTRFB cannot even protect the rights of the commuting public in the most basic ways such as standardizing and rationalizing maximum capacities of jeepneys and public vehicles.

  3. Nenette
    May 30, 2019 at 10:15 pm — Reply

    Paano naman kami who are half way between the terminals? I will be specific. I am a 67years old senior who lives in Kalayaan Avenue, Makati City. I will go to Glorietta. Terminals are in Pateros and H.V dela Costa. You mean I will go to Pateros terminal pa then go down at hv dela Costa terminal? Then walk to the other side of Ayala, use underpass to take a jeep to go to glorietta? Another option is to proceed to Glorietta by taking a jeep to Guadalupe, go up the high overpass to go to the other side of edsa to get a bus ride to Ayala. Wow! Pls consider that. If you were in my place, is this ok with you. If I am your mother or any of your family, is this ok with you? How about those sales people who work in glorietta and greenbelt? I know these situations are the same in other areas affected by this ruling on uv express. Pls consider and be more compassionate on the riding public na mas marami than those rich with their own cars. Maraming salamat. God bless!

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