(NAR) VOL. 24 NO. 4 / OCTOBER - DECEMBER 2013
[ LTFRB MEMORANDUM CIRCULAR NO. 2013-006, October 01, 2013 ]
MANDATORY AGE LIMIT FOR SCHOOL TRANSPORT SERVICE
In Memorandum Circular No. 2004-012, dated May 27, 2004, the Board has
already set the age limit for units authorized as School Transport
service at fifteen (15) years. While said policy was subsequently
amended in 2007 with the requirement for Roadworthiness Certificate in
lieu of the mandatory age limit, the Board, pursuant to the
modernization program of the Department of Transportation and
Communications (DOTC) and considering the fact that passengers under
this category are school children and their safety cannot be
compromised, the mandatory age limit for School Transport Service is
Thus, taking into consideration the duty of
operators to provide safe, adequate, and convenient service to the
public, the Board hereby sets the following guidelines for School
Transport Service pursuant to its powers as provided under Section 5 of
Executive Order No. 202:
- Mandatory Age Limit: All units used as
School Transport Service (SB) shall have the maximum age limit of
fifteen (15) years regardless of vehicle type. No units shall be allowed
to be confirmed if age is more than fifteen (15) years even if the
Certificate of Public Convenience (CPC) is still valid.
- New Applications for CPC: Only brand new units shall be allowed as authorized unit in new applications for CPC starting January 1, 2014. This
shall apply to all applications in the Central Office and All Regional
Franchising Regulatory Boards including ARMM, CARAGA, and CAR.
- To determine the age of the unit, the year of manufacture as
indicated in the LTO Certificate of Registration shall be considered.
- The implementation of this Circular shall be as follows:
- For New Applications, the age requirement shall take effect starting January 1, 2014.
- To give ample time to the affected School Transport
Operators to replace their phased out units, confirmation of units in
the year 2014 shall still be allowed even if more than fifteen (15)
years provided that the subject Certificate of Public Convenience (CPC) is still valid.
- Starting JANUARY 1, 2015, the mandatory fifteen (15) -
year age limit shall be strictly implemented. No confirmation shall be
allowed for units beyond fifteen (15) years even if CPC involved is
still valid starting January 1, 2015.
All other issuances or parts thereof inconsistent herewith are hereby modified, amended, or superseded accordingly.
Let a copy of this Circular be published in at least two (2)
newspapers of general circulation and three (3) copies hereof be filed
with the UP Law Center pursuant to Presidential Memorandum Circular No.
11, dated 09 October 1992.
(SGD) ATTY. WINSTON M. GINEZ
SGD) ENGR. RONALDO F. CORPUS
(SGD) ATTY. ROBERTO P. CABRERA, III
OIC – Board Member and Executive Director
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