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Provincial Bus Operators Association of the Philippines

Employment History

  • President
    Alliance of Bus Associations of the Philippines
  • President
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Provincial Bus Operators Association ..., 27 Feb 2014 [cached]
Provincial Bus Operators Association of the Philippines (PBOAP) president Alex Yague said the proposed fine is not commensurate to a "minor offense" like out of line operations. "We wrote a letter to LTFRB Chairman (Winston) Ginez, saying it is arbitrary and oppressive," Yague told reporters after a hearing conducted by the House committee on transportation headed by Catanduanes Rep.
The gravity of the offense should be considered by the LTFRB, and I'm sure they will study whether the P1-million fine is commensurate to a minor offense like out-of-line operations," Yague said. Ginez, in an earlier hearing conducted by the House committee on Metro Manila development disclosed the move to impose higher penalties on illegal buses was a concoction of the LTFRB and the Land Transportation Office to ease traffic on major thoroughfares in Metro Manila. Once the memorandum order is approved by the Department of Transportation and Communications, the fine for apprehended colorum buses will increase from the current P6,000 to P1 million aside from a three-month impoundment for the vehicle. Ginez also asked the lawmakers to institutionalize the bigger fines and penalties so that they may become more permanent. PBOAP, at a meeting with the LTFRB chief Tuesday, asked for "consideration" regarding the million-peso fine. "We're asking for consideration. Yung nakamatay nga ng tao P20,000 lang binabayaran (Those with cases of fatal accidents only pay P20,000)," Yague pointed out. During the same interview, Yague said they requested the LTFRB to "rationalize" franchises first so as to determine which buses are out of line. The PBOAP official explained that bus routes were more direct in the past because there were lesser roads. But the construction of new highways brought about new routes wherein buses could be declared out of line, he said.
Bus operators want ... - Jul. 16, 2004, 16 July 2004 [cached]
Alex Yague, president of the Alliance of Bus Associations of the Philippines, warned that the policy could lead to a transportation crisis.
He said 90 percent of the 2,700 buses plying Metro Manila routes would have to be replaced and the refleeting would cost about $300 million since a brand new air-conditioned bus costs between P5 million and P6 million.
Yague claimed the transport sector was caught flat-footed when the LTFRB started implementing the circular to replace all 15-year-old buses.Only provincial bus firms can use second-hand units.
"We want the LTFRB to revoke the circular or to at least hold it in abeyance," said Yague.
We are just hoping that the ..., 17 May 2012 [cached]
We are just hoping that the price of diesel will stay low," said PBOAP president Alex Yague.
CREW [cached]
There has been deterioration in the quality of buses over a period of time, despite various operators and the main reason being that the fares are regulated stated Alex Yague, President, Provincial Bus Operators Association of the Philippines.
Alex Yague of the ..., 4 April 2012 [cached]
Alex Yague of the Provincial Bus Operators Association of the Philippines said that the bulk of province-bound passengers was felt in various provincial bus terminals in Metro Manila.
"We expected the bulk of passengers last night. So far, provincial bus operators have enough buses to cope with the expected surge in passengers," he said.
Yague said that many passengers bound for Visayas and Mindanao have left three week ago and those going to Bicol and Northern Luzon started to travel since the weekend.
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