Land Transportation Franchising and Regulatory Board (LTFRB) Chairman Atty. Teofilo Guadiz III

By Perfecto T. Raymundo, Jr.

QUEZON CITY — Land Transportation Franchising and Regulatory Board (LTFRB) Chairperson Teofilo Guadiz III on Wednesday night (Jan. 24) said that they will adhere to President “Bongbong” R. Marcos, Jr.’s directive to extend the consolidation of public utility vehicles (PUVs) until April 30, 2024.

Guadiz urged operators and drivers to take advantage of such an opportunity provided by President Marcos.

Malacanang on Wednesday (Jan. 24) said that President Marcos approved the extension of the deadline for the consolidation of PUVs until April 30, 2024.

Presidential Communications Office (PCO) Secretary Cheloy Garafil, in a statement, said that this was to give drivers and operators who did not meet the deadline for consolidation another chance.

The previous extension of the PUVs’ consolidation was set to expire on Jan. 31, 2024.

Data from the LTFRB showed that a total of 1,948 routes across the country have no consolidated jeepney and UV Express units, a week before the start of the crackdown on unconsolidated PUVs on Feb. 1.

Out of the total, 1,767 were jeepney routes and 181 were UV Express routes.