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Netizens react to LTFRB’s new requirement for PUVs

Netizens expressed their thoughts about LTFRB’s newest protocol to require PUVs to get information from each of its passengers.

  • Some stated that it’s impossible to implement while others pointed out that it might be subject to the Data Privacy Act.
  • The manifesto will be required not only in buses but all public transport systems. 

The Land Transportation Franchising and Regulatory Board (LTFRB) recently directed public transport operators to maintain a manifesto of passengers for contact tracing.

It is said to be a part of protocols when public utility vehicles (PUVs) resume under general community quarantine (GCQ).

Netizens were confused and shocked by the order from the agency. Some said that while it’s possible for P2P vehicles, it’s going to be hard to implement for jeepneys.

A netizen said that LTFRB should just pressure the national government to conduct mass testing instead of pushing for “absurd” things.

Another netizen compared it to the introductions being said at beauty pageants.

“Sana man lang may pa free logbook kayo para sa mga jeepney drivers natin dyan.”

More people questioned its execution.

LTFRB Chairman Martin Delgra III said that the manifesto or logbook should record pertinent information of the passenger including their name and contact information.

This made netizens ask if it’s not subject to the Data Privacy Act.

“On the part of passengers, we are requesting and appealing to them na kung pwede maisulat din yung masasakyan ninyo na mga pampublikong sasakyan so just in case, madali na lang i-trace both on the part of operators and on the part of passengers,” Delgra said in a Laging Handa virtual briefing.

He clarified that the manifesto is required for all public transport systems such as jeepneys, taxis, and transport network vehicles.

Written by J M

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