CEBU CITY – The Land Transportation Office-Central Visayas (LTO 7) is gearing up for “Oplan: Biyaheng Ayos” to ensure the safety of commuters traveling to the provinces for All Saints’ and All Souls’ Days.
LTO 7 Director Victor Emmanuel Caindec said all agencies under the Department of Transportation (DOTr) will be on heightened alert and LTO 7 personnel will ensure the road worthiness of all public utility vehicles (PUVs) in Central Visayas.
Caindec said the LTO 7 has been supportive of its partner agency, the Land Transportation Franchising and Regulatory Board (LTFRB), in implementing Oplan: Biyaheng Ayos.
"We are expecting that passengers will flock to bus terminals as early as Friday, Oct. 28, after President Ferdinand ‘Bongbong’ Marcos Jr. declared Oct. 31 as a special non-working holiday,” Caindec said.
Aside from the Malasakit Help Desk that will be set up by LTO 7 in different bus terminals, they will also conduct terminal inspections, roadside operations, checkpoints, and patrol main highways to ensure traffic laws are being complied.
Leaflets will also be distributed to passengers, conductors, and drivers to educate them on LTO special laws.
A special hotline number, which will be announced soon, will be activated by the agency to enable the public to directly contact the agency when needed, said Caindec.