BY CHRYSEE G. SAMILLANO
House Bill No. 293, or a bill establishing a Land Transportation Franchising and Regulatory Board (LTFRB) office in Bacolod City, was approved by the House Committee on Transportation headed by Rep. Romeo Acop, during its regular meeting Wednesday.
Bacolod Rep. Greg Gasataya yesterday said that during the meeting, the LTFRB Central Office gave its full support to the bill which he filed on June 30, because it believes that there is a need for an LTFRB office in Negros for the efficient and effective delivery of services to the public.
It also acknowledged the primary concern on the accessibility of the LTFRB regional office which has been a problem of the transport sector for a long time, and especially now that the Department of Transportation has started implementing its modernization program, he said.
Gasataya said there is a need for a law to establish an LTFRB Office to fund its operation and personnel component.
He thanked the LTFRB, House Committee on Transportation and all those who supported the initiative, he added.*