LTO releases land transpo rules in GCQ areas

The Land Transportation Office (LTO) has released its Memorandum Circular No. 2020-2185, embodying the guidelines on the enforcement of regulations issued by the Department of Transportation (DOTr), relative to the operation of land transportation in areas under General Community Quarantine (GCQ).

This is in accordance with the guidelines set by the Inter-Agency Task Force (IATF) for the Management of Emerging Infectious Diseases, wherein public transportation may be allowed to operate in a limited scale and reduced capacity in areas under GCQ, and by the virtue of the protocols/guidelines for public transport operations set by the DOTr.

The memorandum circular, which has been signed by LTO Chief Assistant Secretary Edgar Galvante on 12 May 2020, covers all types of motor vehicles, whether private, for hire, or government, while operating in a public highway in areas under GCQ.

Moreover, the memorandum circular also provides for the imposed penalties for violations.