CamSur Rep. Bordado says injunction vs total provincial bus ban on EDSA ‘temporary victory’
Camarines Sur Rep. Gabriel Bordado considered the injunction against against provincial bus ban on EDSA a “temporary victory” for probinsyanos.
A Quezon City court issued a temporary restraining order on the controversial policy of the MMDA which totally bans provincial buses from plying on EDSA.
“What a coincidence! Just 3 days after delivering my privilege speech (“In the name of my fellow ‘probinsiyanos’ “) at the House of Representatives, Judge Caridad Walse-Lutero of the Quezon City Regional Trial Court ordered the Metropolitan Manila Development Authority (MMDA) and the Land Transportation Franchising and Regulatory Board (LTFRB) to stop the implementation of their proposed provincial bus ban in the EDSA,” Bordado said.
“According to Judge Lutero, ‘both the MMDA and the LTFRB seemed to have abused their police powers when they amended the routes of provincial buses and ordered the closure of provincial bus terminals without sufficiently consulting the ban’s stakeholders’,” added the solon.
The CamSur solon earlier delivered a privilege speech asking the LTFRB and MMDA to drop the said policy.
Bordado said that the total provincial bus ban will put “unnecessary burden on travelers” not only from Bicol but also from other areas in the country.
“The injunction, as per report of the Philippine Daily Inquirer, “stemmed from an appeal filed by several bus operators”. Abangan ang susunod na kabanata,” said Bordado.