Victory Liner blasts LTFRB on Twitter

Posted at 04/24/2014 4:45 PM | Updated as of 04/25/2014 2:33 AM

MANILA – Bus firm Victory Liner took to Twitter to express its disappointment over the decision of the Land Transportation Franchising and Regulatory Board (LTFRB) to suspend its buses following a fatal accident in Olongapo City.

The bus firm's official Twitter account (@VictoryLinerInc), addressing LTFRB chairman Winston Ginez's account (@LTFRB_Chairman) in the microblogging service, said the board seems to be practicing ''selective justice'' by not issuing preventive suspensions to bus companies which also figured in accidents recently.

Victory Liner accused the LTFRB of not acting on the accidents supposedly involving Genesis Transport Inc. and Fermina Express.

The LTFRB earlier said the 30-day preventive suspension for Victory Liner covers 42 units plying the Sta Cruz, Zambales-Manila route.

The suspension order was issued after a woman died and at least 43 passengers were wounded when a Victory Liner bus fell off a shallow ravine in Purok 12, Barangay Old Cabalan, Olongapo City on April 21.

A female bystander died after she was hit by the bus. After hitting the woman, the bus veered off the road and then tumbled into a 3-meter deep ravine.