MANILA – The Land Transportation Franchising and Regulatory Board (LTFRB) has suspended for 30 days 16 units of Corimba Express Inc. after one of its buses figured in an accident earlier this month.
Last April 4, a passenger jeepney flipped over after being rear-ended by a Corimba bus along Commonwealth Avenue in Quezon City, leaving at least six jeepney passengers injured.
''Palagi naming pinapaalala sa mga bus operators at kanilang mga drivers na ayusin ang kanilang pagmamaneho upang maiwasan ang mga sakuna sa ating lansangan,'' LTFRB chairman Winston Ginez said.
''The Board will never tolerate reckless driving behavior, kaya agad naming pinapatawan nga ng suspension order and recalling all units of Corimba Express Inc. from operating along our national roads."
The LTFRB said the affected Corimba buses are plying the Baclaran-SM Fairview route.
Corimba has 72 hours from the receipt of the suspension order to submit an explanation as to why its Certificate of Public Convenience (CPC) should not be suspended, cancelled and/or revoked.
The bus firm was ordered to have all of the 16 buses grounded in its Bulacan garage today for the confiscation of registration plates. It was also required to bring the units to the Motor Vehicle Inspection Service (MVIS) of the Land Transportation Office (LTO) for inspection and determination of their road worthiness.
Corimba drivers were also told to undergo the Road Safety Seminar conducted by the LTFRB or authorized training centers.
A hearing on the case has been set on April 22.