MANILA, Philippines – Political advertisements are now allowed on public utility vehicles (PUVs) after the Land Transportation Franchising and Regulatory Board (LTFRB) amended its memorandum circular in light of a Supreme Court order.
In its Memorandum Circular 2015-029, the LTFRB lifted the prohibition of political ads on PUVs such as jeeps, buses, taxis, pedicabs, and tricycles.
LTFRB implements SC decision allowing posting and display of election campaign materials on Public Utility Vehicles. pic.twitter.com/Yq4uMMjJ9F— LTFRB_CHAIRMAN (@LTFRB_Chairman) December 28, 2015
This comes after the Supreme Court ruled in favor of transport group 1-United Transport Koalisyon, which filed a petition against Commission on Elections (Comelec) Resolution 9615.
The resolution said it was unlawful to post, display, or exhibit any election campaign or propaganda material on PUVs.
The LTFRB said that Memorandum Circular No. 2013-005, which contains the guidelines for the processing, approval and permit of transit advertisement, will apply for operators who want to post political ads. – Rappler.com