Moratorium on apprehension of traditional PUJs extended

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Mayor Albee Benitez and the Land Transportation Franchising Regulatory Board (LTFRB) will meet today for the crafting of a resolution extending the moratorium on the apprehension of traditional public utility jeepneys (PUJs) in Bacolod City that operate without franchises.

During a meeting with LTFRB and Land Transportation Office on November 19, Benitez said they agreed to extend the moratorium in preparation for changes under the transportation modernization law, after taking into account the concerns raised by traditional PUV operators and drivers.

Prior to the agreement, Benitez raised the concerns and issues raised by operators of traditional PUVs to LTO and LTFRB representatives. (

A 15-day “ceasefire” in apprehending public utility vehicles without franchises by LTO and LTFRB in Bacolod City is set to end on November 23.

The length of the moratorium will be determined by the outcome of talks between Benitez and LTFRB officials during a closed-door meeting, according to City Public Information Officer Carmela Arcolas-Gamboa.