City suspends car pass system for first, second towns

December 3, 2014 10:34 am 

ILOILO CITY, Dec. 2 — Due to the clamor of market vendors at the Iloilo terminal market to allow entry of public utility vehicles from the province of Iloilo, the city council here has suspended the car pass system for all PUJs coming from the first and second towns of Iloilo.

City councilor Plaridel Nava said the Sanggunian listens and succumbs to the wishes and needs of the market vendors so as not to kill the business activity at the terminal market which is considered as a major drop center or bagsakan of agricultural products and goods from outside the city.

Nava said the city council unanimously amended Regulation Ordinance 2014-049, which in turn, amended Regulation Ordinance 2013-344 by amending the perimeter boundary ordinance of the city.

Article IV of Regulation Ordinance 2014-049 is hereby amended to read: “Section 13 – The car pass system shall be suspended from Monday to Friday from 6 a.m. to 9 a.m. exclusively for all provincial utility jeepneys coming from the first and second towns in the province of Iloilo.”

Nava said the amended ordinance shall take effect immediately upon the signing of the ordinance by city mayor Jed Patrick Mabilog.

Nava said the city is in close coordination with the Land Transportation Franchising Regulatory Board (LTFRB) and Land Transportation Office (LTO) in implementing the joint administrative order (JAO) that calls for regulated entry of utility jeepneys in the city. (PNA)

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