MANILA, Dec 30 (Mabuhay) – Want to help prevent abuses by public utility vehicle drivers or operators? The Land Transportation Franchising and Regulatory Board may have the right job for you.

The LTFRB has sounded off its need for members of its newly created PUV Inspection Unit, now that it has the funds for the office in 2015.

Starting Jan. 5, the LTFRB central office and all regional offices will recruit 145 PUV inspectors, distributed as follows:

Central Office: 40

National Capital Region: 20

Region 1 (San Fernando, La Union): 7

Region 2 (Tuguegarao, Cagayan): 2

Region 3 (San Fernando, Pampanga): 15

Region 4 (Lipa City, Batangas): 15

Region 5 (Legazpi City, Albay): 6

Region 6 (Iloilo City): 10

Region 7 (Cebu City): 6

Region 8 (Tacloban City): 6

Region 9 (Zamboanga City): 2

Region 10 (Cagayan De Oro City): 8

Region 11 (Davao City): 6

Region 12 (Cotabato City): 2


It said the newly created PUV Inspection Unit “will strengthen LTFRB’s inspections of about 400,000 PUV units in the entire Philippines, their terminals, garages and administrative offices and documents.”

Also, it will implement ongoing plans and programs of the LTFRB toward “Safer Journeys on the Road.”

The members of the new unit will take part in implementing PUV modernization programs and “Safer Journeys” projects, as well as anti-colorum operations.

Other duties include inspection of public utility vehicles and terminals and garages.

Also, they are to assist in the investigation of accidents involving public utility vehicles, and in the apprehension of PUV operators who violate regulations.

However, the LTFRB said the inspectors will be hired on a contractual basis.

It said the minimum qualifications for them include:

  • at least two years of college education
  • one year work related to land transportation
  • good and upright moral character

They will be paid the daily minimum wage rate per region.

Interested applicants for the 40 positions in the Central Office may email their resumes to Marilou Mea, acting administrative division chief at

They may also send a copy to LTFRB chairman Winston Ginez’s email at

“We will process applicants whose resumes are received on or before January 10,” he said. (MNS)