LTO-Central Visayas Steps Up Inspections for Safe Holiday Travel

CEBU CITY — In preparation for the anticipated surge in holiday travel, the Land Transportation Office (LTO)-Central Visayas has initiated random inspections of public utility vehicles (PUVs) at major terminals in the region. Glen Galario, regional director of LTO-Central Visayas.

According to the Philippine News Agency,the agency's commitment to ensuring roadworthiness of vehicles to accommodate the influx of passengers. In support, the Land Transportation Franchising and Regulatory Board (LTFRB) in Central Visayas, under the direction of Eduardo Montealto Jr., has issued 130 special permits to augment bus services. The move aims to facilitate travel to provinces during the holiday period. Governor Gwendolyn Garcia also assessed passenger conditions at the Cebu South Bus Terminal. To further ensure public safety, the Cebu provincial police have deployed 1,800 personnel across terminals, ports, and public areas, and established 150 assistance desks for travelers and churchgoers, as informed by Chief Col. Percival Zorilla.