LTO-9 crackdown nets 3 colorum vans, bus PDF Print E-mail
Sunday, 03 August 2014 14:34

The Land Transportation Office-9 (LTO-9) on Friday apprehended three colorum vans and a bus in its first day of implementation of the Joint Administrative Order (JAO) No. 2014-01 in this city.

The JAO No. 2014-01 is also known as the revised schedule of fines and penalties for violation of laws, rules, and regulations governing land transportation.

The most significant JAO, which was issued in June this year, is the imposition of P1-million fine on colorum bus operators for the first offense.

LTO Regional Director Atty. Aminola Abaton said the three vans and bus were intercepted by the LTO-9 law enforcement team in Barangay Boalan.

Abaton said the vans were plying the east coast route while the bus belongs to the Rural Transit Management, Incorporated (RTMI).

The RTMI owns fleet of inter-provincial buses servicing this city to as far as Cagayan de Oro City via the cities of Dipolog and Pagadian.

Abaton said the owner of the vans will be slapped with P200,000 fine each while P1 million for the bus company pursuant to the JAO No. 2014-01.

The JAO, was supposed to be implemented last June 19, but was deferred due to the observance of the Holy Month of Ramadan.

The fine for other first-time colorum offenders are: Trucks, P200,000; Jeepney, P50,000; Sedans, P120,000; and, Motorcycles, P6,000.

Abaton said they will strictly implement JAO No. 2014-01 issued by Department of Transportation and Communications (DOTC) Secretary Joseph Emilio Abaya, Jr. — TPG