PIA Press Release
Sunday, January 15, 2012
Uniforms for drivers and conductors to be enforcedby Julie Fianza
BAGUIO CITY, Jan. 15 (PIA) -- A uniform system shall be required of all drivers, conductors and inspectors of all utility vehicles plying their routes in the city, as issued in Administrative Order 008, 2012 of Mayor Mauricio Domogan.
This is in compliance with the Baguio Tourism Summit and to the Memorandum Order of the Land Transportation and Franchising Regulatory Board (LTFRB) that Public Utility Vehicle operators provide the required uniforms for their personnel while on duty.
Thus, after deliberation by the TTMC and as approved, all drivers, conductors and inspectors of PUVs in the city should be in their uniforms on scheduled days.
As to standards PUJs in the city are composed of four trunk lines, with their respective uniforms.
Green Trunklines are for Kennon Road, Marcos Highway and Loakan Road. Drivers’ uniform for Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays (MWF) shall be light blue t-shirt with collar and for Tuesdays, Thursdays (TTS) and Saturdays, green shirt with collar.
Yellow Trunklines are for Naguilian Road or Quirino Highway and Asin Road. Drivers shall use when plying their routes on MWF, light blue t-shirt with collar, while during TTS, yellow shirt with collar.
Blue Trunklines are for Trinidad, Halsema Highway, Rimando Road, Aurora Hill, Bonifacio Road, and Trancoville-Magsaysay Road. Drivers’ uniform shall be light blue t-shirt with collar for MWF, and for TTS, white shirt with collar.
Red Trunklines are for Leonard Wood Road, Itogon, Binga, Ambuklao Road and South Drive. MWF uniform shall be same as the other trunk line route drivers, light blue t-shirt with collar, while on TTS, red shirt with collar.
All the drivers shall use casual or Sunday attire during Sundays.
Van and utility van express drivers, taxi drivers, school service, tourist transport and shuttle service drivers should wear during MWF, short sleeve white polo or white t-shirt with collar.
On Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays, van and UV express drivers shall use green shirt with collar while taxi drivers shall use red shirt with collar. School service drivers, tourist transport drivers and shuttle service drivers shall use yellow shirt with collar, on mentioned days.
Trucks for hire drivers are also required to be in maroon shirt with collar from Mondays to Sundays, every trip, while drivers-conductors and inspectors of public utility buses shall wear white polo uniform, short sleeves bearing the name of the driver, conductor or inspector and logo of the company/business name, if applicable. Drivers, conductors and inspectors should wear long pants of any color and shoes. Slippers, sandals, short pants and sando are not allowed.
All drivers are required to sport proper haircut and project a wholly hygienic appearance. They should also possess at all times their Department of Transportation and Communication-LTFRB identification card, with seatbelt, and with early warning devices.
The Traffic Management Branch of the Baguio City Police Office (TMB-BCPO), as authorized, shall enforce the AO. As stated, the AO shall take effect immediately. (PIA CAR-JF Baguio City PIO)