Bus fleet suspended over deadly accident

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THE Land Transportation, Franchising and Regulatory Board (LTFRB) on Wednesday suspended for 30 days the entire fleet of Valisno Express bus company after one of its units was involved in an accident that killed at least four people and injured 16 others.

The bus, with plate number TXV 715, was on its way to San Jose Del Monte in Bulacan when it slammed into an arch on the boundary of Quezon City and Bulacan at 7:20 a.m. on Wednesday.

The driver of the bus, George Pacis, fled the scene.

The bus conductor, Ferdinand Dacusan, was one of those injured. He was rushed to the Dr. Jose N. Rodriguez Memorial Hospital in Tala, Caloocan.


LTFRB Chairman Winston Ginez said the suspension of all 62 buses of Valisno Express meant that their plates will be confiscated.

Ginez also ordered the bus company to have its units checked for road worthiness.

The LTFRB said all driver of Valisno Express will have to undergo road safety seminar and drug test. They will also be required to secure clearances from the police and the National Bureau of Investigation.

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