The Land Transportation Franchising and Regulatory Board (LTFRB) has extended the validity of the special permits for the additional provincial buses from January 3 to January 15.
In a briefing on national television, LTFRB technical division chief Joel Bolano said they noticed during the previous holiday seasons that some travelers from the provinces returned to their home late.
“Minabuti po ng LTFRB para hindi magka-problema o magka-kulang sa provincial buses, minabuti po ng LTFRB na i-extend po ito hanggang January 15 para ma-accommodate pa yung late na pong babalik o uuwi sa kani-kanilang mga probinsya,” he said.
The LTFRB granted last month special permits to 639 additional provincial buses to cope with the expected influx of passengers during the holiday season.
Bolano said the LTFRB will issue more special permits if there is an urgent need for additional fleets.
LTFRB executive director Robert Peig earlier said the board coordinated with concerned agencies in light of the security and operations in terminals during the holiday season.