The Cordillera Basic Sectors Transport Cooperative (CBSTC), Cordillera’s first and only registered regional transport cooperative is hiring one thousand drivers for modernized vehicles. This was the announcement made by CBSTC Chairman and Founder Jude G. Wal. “This is in preparation for the new vehicles we will release on the 2nd quarter of this year. These drivers will be assigned in different areas of the Cordillera and will drive modernized vehicles subscribed by the PUV Modernization Program. This is just the beginning. We will be hiring more once the new units for taxis, vans and jeepneys are delivered by the manufacturer.” he said.
The cooperative is complying to LTFRB memorandum circular 2017-13 and 2017-18 which contains the guidelines on Public Utility Drivers Program. All operators and drivers will undergo training under TESDA and will be provided with an Identification Card and Certificate of Completion/Attendance valid for one year. And it states that holders of Certificate of Public Convenience (CPC) shall only employ drivers with duly issued Public Utility Driver’s Academy ID card.
In coordination with TESDA, the cooperative is working in the completion of a module on Driver’s Academy that will teach basic road safety rules and regulations to public utility drivers and how to operate the modernized PUVs that will be released and utilized by the riding public, with the aim of building a professionalized transport sector in the region.
“Kaya po kami nandito ay itinutulak namin sa DOTr ‘yung aspetong pang-edukasyon, sapagkat naniniwala kami na ‘yung mga nagpapatakbo ng mga sasakyan sa kalsada, kung wala hong disiplina at maayos na driver’s training, wala hong pupuntahan ‘yung tinatawag na transportation and traffic situation that we are trying to address (We are here as DOTr supports education because we believe that anyone operating vehicles on the roads if they don’t have discipline and proper driver’s training the transportation and traffic situation that we are trying to address will all just go for naught),” DOTr Secretary Arthur Tugade said during the signing ceremony of the Memorandum of Agreement with TESDA for the Stakeholder Support Mechanism Component of the PUVMP.
CBSTC’s youngest Board of Director and OIC Vice Chairwoman for Human Resources, Ms Glaydy A. Sayucop released a list of qualifications and requirements wherein applicant must have at least 2 years experience in driving and at least high school graduate; Resume or Bio-data; Photocopy of Driver’s License; NBI Clearance; Police Clearance and Photocopy of trainings attended
According to Sayucop, the required age is from 18 to 55 and the drivers will receive social benefits such as SSS, PhilHealth and PAGIBIG.
Interested applicants may submit their requirements in person at Rm. 4, 3rd floor ORAS Commercial Building, Betag, Km. 5, La Trinidad, Benguet and look for Glaydy A. Sayucop, Vice Chairwoman for Human Resources.
Applications may also be submitted through email to firstname.lastname@example.org, enquiries may be directed to mobile number 0938-589-4505.
Basta CBSTC, Safety!
By Jing Samonte