Bus operators group files evidence on alleged bad condition of transport terminal

March 25, 2014 9:34 am 

MANILA, March 24 — A group of bus operators on Monday submitted pieces of evidence before the Supreme Court (SC) to prove the alleged bad condition of the Southwest Interim Transport Terminal (SITT) in Paranaque City.

The pieces of evidence consist of photographs in support of their motion before the SC seeking the issuance of an injunction against the order of the Land Transportation Franchising and Regulatory Board (LTFRB) cutting their route from Cavite-Manila to Cavite-Paranaque.

Lawyer Romulo Macalintal, legal counsel of the petitioners, argued that the photographs taken from the SITT are clear proof that the said terminal is not complying with local and international standards of bus terminals and this brings about damage to the business of the petitioners.

The petitioners earlier asked the SC to order the conduct of an "occular inspection" of the SITT at the Uniwide Coastal Mall, Paranaque City because it is allegedly prone to air pollution and without proper sanitation.

Likewise, the petitioners argued that the commuters are burdened with additional fares because they need to transfer from one public utility vehicle to another just to be able to reach their destination in Manila. (PNA)



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