The Land Transportation Franchising and Regulatory Board (LTFRB) continues to check the road worthiness of buses plying Metro Manila roads to ensure public safety following a tragic Skyway accident this week, Malacanang said on Saturday.
In a radio interview over dzRB Radyo ng Bayan, Deputy presidential spokesman Abigail Valte said the Skyway management has been carrying out measures to avoid a repeat of the accident that involved a Don Mariano Transit bus.
“On the side of government more importantly, I received word from Chairman Gines of the LTFRB that they are continuing their garage inspection, their physical inventory and road worthiness inspection of buses that are operating in Metro Manila,” she said.
The LTFRB is conducting road worthiness inspection on other buses plying Metro Manila such as Pascual Liner, she said. Yesterday, the LTFRB checked 151 units of Pascual Liner, she added.
“Kahit palapit na ang Pasko, patuloy iyong trabaho ng LTFRB at ng LTO para siguraduhin na mabawasan ang pagkakataon ng mga pangyayaring ganyan,” Valte said.
A bus being operated by Don Mariano Transit Corp. plummeted from the Skyway on Monday, killing 18 people and injuring others.
Criminal complaints were filed Tuesday against the owner of Don Mariano Transit Corp. and the bus driver, according to reports.
The police also reported that the driver figured in the incident was tested negative for drug use.