In anticipation of the possible problems that will be faced by commuters from the province with the implementation of the Local Public Transport Route Plan (LPTRP) by the Land Transportation Franchising and Regulatory Board (LTFRB) and the Iloilo City Government this Monday, June 13, the Iloilo provincial government is readying the deployment of its five multi-purpose civil defense trucks and two coasters to the perimeter boundary terminals.
The said vehicles will help fetch passengers going to Iloilo City that will be stranded at the perimeter boundary terminals in Mohon, Arevalo, Ungka, Jaro and Pavia and Tagbak, Jaro.
With the implementation of the LPTRP public utility vehicles (PUVs) from the towns of Oton, San Miguel, Sta. Barbara, Pavia and Leganes could no longer enter the city and they shall unload their passengers only at the perimeter boundary terminals.
Provincial Planning and Development Office (PPDO) head Mario Nillos said they are preparing for problems like the stranding of passengers at the terminals due to the limited number of city-loop PUVs that will fetch them going to the city.
Gov. Arthur Defensor, Jr. recently wrote LTFRB regional director Richard Osmeña requesting for the extension of all Iloilo City routes plying along Ungka area up to Pavia People’s Terminal with the specified number of units per route: Ungka – Iloilo City Proper via CPU – 50 units, Ungka – Iloilo City Proper via Festive Walk Transport Hub – 30 units and Ungka – La Paz via CPU, ISAT-U – 15 units.
Nillos said they will also deploy personnel in the perimeter boundary terminals on Monday to monitor and assess the situation relative to the implementation of the LPTRP.