NorMin transport group wants DOTr to retain current LTFRB-10 director

Published July 2, 2022, 9:34 PM

by Franck Dick Rosete

CAGAYAN DE ORO CITY — The Northern Mindanao Federation of Transport Cooperatives (Nomfedtrasco) has requested the Department of Transportation and Land Transportation Franchising and Regulatory Board (LTFRB) central office to retain the current LTFRB director in region 10.

Land Transportation Franchising and Regulatory Board Northern Mindanao (Region 10) Director Aminoden Guro (Photo courtesy of Misamis Oriental Provincial Information Office)

In a statement on Saturday, July 1, the Nomfedtrasco acknowledged LTFRB-10 director Aminoden Guro, whose expertise can be very essential to fastening the implementation of Public Utility Vehicle Modernization Program (PUVMP) in the region.

In a press briefing, Nomfedtrasco general manager Luzviminda Escobidal told reporters that Guro should be the one to finish the PUVMP as he was the one who started the program in Northern Mindanao region.

Escobidal also pointed out the possible difficulties that might be encountered in the implementation of modernization program if it is passed on new official.

“We want him [Guro] to continue. It would be hard because if there is a new regional director, we will begin from the start. We will have a lot of things to do before the implementation of the program. He started it and he should finish the program,” she said in vernacular.

Guro, on the other hand, also echoed Escobidal’s statement and acknowledged the pending programs in his office, especially the Local Public Transport Route Plan (LPTRP) due to the threat of Covid-19.

However, he confirmed that the LPTRP, one of the major requirements for the modernization program, has recently been approved in the city council and is already a city ordinance.

He said it will be submitted to the LTFRB central office for the issuance of memorandum circular so that the transport cooperatives that have pending loan applications to the government banks will be approved and fully implement the modernized PUVs in the city.

Guro thanked Nomfedtrasco and said he is ready to leave the office once he successfully implemented the PUV modernization program.

“Anyway, after the implementation, I can leave the office. I would like to thank you [referring to Nomfedtrasco] and the rest of the members,” Guro said in vernacular.

The Nomfedtrasco is composed of 45 transport cooperatives in the entire Northern Mindanao. It is a duly registered transport cooperative by the Cooperative Development Authority (CDA) and accredited by the Office of Transportation Cooperatives (OTC).

Meanwhile, Misamis Oriental new governor Peter Unabia, also sent a request to President Bong Bong Marcos Jr., through the office of the President, recommending Guro to be retained as the regional director of LTFRB-10.

Unabia expressed his trust to the current regional director to implement the programs of LTFRB with the utmost efficiency and success.

“I personally know him to be a man of integrity and honesty. He is very dependable and can be trusted to execute and implement your programs with the utmost efficiency and success,” the letter said.