The Rising Sun Bus Company received a Show Cause Order from The Department of Transportation Cordillera to explain an accident involving one of the company’s buses in Bangao, Buguias recently.
D’Rising Sun Legal Counsel, Atty. Flynn Strauss Damian, stated that they need give a written explanation on what caused the incident and the ruling will depend on the LTFRB. They are also more than willing to do follow what is needed to be done for the Show Cause Order
Damian said that “Yung sa issue na kanseldo yung prangkisa, as D’ Rising Sun can prove na kumpleto nman ung papeles, hindi po canselado yung prangkisa, hindi suspended, hindi revoked kasi wala namang nanggagaling sa ltfrb na order na canselado nga or revoked, or hindi pwebe magbyahe ng mga bus ng rising sun kaya at present operational pa rin ang rising sun transport system.”
He also added that their busses are being checked by the company mechanic before and after their travel.
“Kailangan may mechanic na nagchecheck to secure if the bus is road working at oagkatapos gumarahe ichecheck ulit. For the public, wag silang mabahala kasi lahat ng bus natin may certificate of convenience”, Damian stated.
In a surprise inspection last March 26, DOTR-CAR Assistant Regional Director Mohammed Nasser Abbas did not allow the bus with the plate number WZO 573 to go on its usual trip to Bontoc due to a violations.
The bus however did follow the order and still traveled the following day and met an accident in Buguias, Benguet.
Abbas has also stated that the D’ Rising Bus would not be allowed to operate anymore because of the accident. However, he corrected his statement saying that the Bus Company can still operate.
“Ang problem kasi, we wave to process muna ung papel. Ung driver hinuli ko na, hindi pa nila nakukuha ung driver license. Dapat yan mahiya pa nga silang tumakbo dahil dilapidated ung bus”, Abbas said.
Meanwhile, DOTR Cordillera Director Jose Eduardo Natividad explained that he is the only one who can give or issue a preventive suspension order and that there still no suspension.
A hearing about the incident will take place on April 28.
By Alyssa Dawn Alalag