LTFRB, NPO join forces in curbing colorum PUVs

Posted at 05/20/14 10:38 AM

MANILA – The Land Transportation Franchising and Regulatory Board (LTFRB) has inked a deal with the National Printing Office (NPO) in line with the board's efforts to eliminate colorum vehicles.

The LTFRB said the agreement will "provide a solution that would deter the counterfeiting, tampering and falsification of Certificate of Public Convenience (CPC) and Certificate of Confirmation and Franchise sticker."

"Kailangan natin ng isang foolproof process in issuing public utility vehicle franchises using the best, secured printing and verification technology para makatiyak tayo na ang mga PUB/PUV operators lamang na nagtataglay ng valid certifications ang pumapasada sa ating mga lansangann," LTFRB chairman Atty. Winston Ginez said.

Through the deal, the NPO will be providing the LTFRB a secure, stand-alone platform that will help in easy detection if there are alterations or falsification of CPCs and Certificate of Confirmation and Franchise sticker.

"With the system to be developed and implemented by NPO, it would be easier for us to detect falsified/altered documents thereby eliminating the proliferation of colorum PUVs and unscrupulous transactions involving the sale or transfer of franchises," he said.

In line with the implementation of the new system, the LTFRB requires all PUV operators with valid franchises to secure a tamper proof diploma-type CPC on the specific schedule to be set by the board.