The provincial board is expected to adopt next week a 5-year Local Public Transport Route Plan (LPTRP) that identifies routes as required by the Department of Interior and Local Government (DILG).

On Tuesday, board member Ryan Maminta filed the proposed ordinance adopting the LPTRP providing policies and guidelines for its implementation and other related purposes.

The proposal has been referred to the committee on transportation for further discussion but Maminta said that they will approve the ordinance next regular session.

“Next week approved na ‘yan,” Maminta said.

Provincial Planning and Development Office (PPDO) head Ninfa Rubio told Palawan News recently that the approved LPTRP 2019-2023 would formalize the different routes based on the demand of the passenger in different areas.

She also said that it would lessen the “colorum” in the province as it lessens the vehicle on the national roads.

She said that the final action from the provincial government is the ordinance adopting the LPTRP.

“Kailangan na lang mag-craft ng ordinance ang ating Sanggunian para ma-finalize na ito,” she said.

She said the Department of Transportation (DOTr) and the LTFRB granted the notice of compliance (NOC) on June 4 and was received by the provincial government in June.

Based on the notice signed by LTFRB Regional Franchising and Regulatory Office (RFRO) No. IV regional director Col. Renwick Rutaquio, following are the approved routes (vice versa), authorized mode of transportation (Public Utility Jeep (PUJ)/Public Utility Bus (PUB)/Mini/MeterBus(Mbus)/ Utility Vehicles (UV) Express and number of vehicle

• San Jose, Roxas to Port Barton (PUJ- eight units)
• Calauit, Busuanga to Coron (UV Express- 22 units)
• Puerto Princesa City to El Nido (PUB- 125 units)
• Puerto Princesa City to Buliluyan, Bataraza (PUB-159 units)
• Puerto Princesa City to Sicud, Rizal (PUB- 53 units)
• Coron Poblacion to New Quezon, Busuanga (MBus-19 units)
• Itabiak, Roxas to San Vicente (MBus-10 units)
• Sta. Teresita, Dumaran to Abongan (MBus- eight units)
• Magara, Roxas to Caruray, San Vicente (MBus- four units)
• Abo-abo, Sofronio Espanola to Quezon (Filcab- five units)
• Sicud, Rizal to Sandoval, Bataraza (PUJ- 15 units)

Routes will be the basis for the issuance of the franchises.

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