Following the Court of Appeals’ order to lift the suspension on a bus firm on Friday, the Land Transportation and Franchising Regulatory Board (LTFRB) said that it will still be studying its legal options.
It can be recalled that a G.V. Florida Transport Inc. bus unit fell off a ravine in Mountain Province early this year leaving 15 dead, including actor-comedian Arvin “Tado” Jimenez.
This incident led to the six-month suspension on bus franchises owned by the firm.
Reports showed that the bus did not have a proper permit to operate and was using fake license plates.
However, in an 18-page ruling, the CA allowed 186 Florida buses to ply their routes again after a three-month suspension, saying the company was “penalized for a non-existing violation.”
LTFRB chairman Winston Ginez, however said that the board will still have to get the official court order on this case.
“We respect decision of the court but there are still legal remedies for us,” Ginez said. PNA