LTFRB allows political ads on public utility vehicles

LTFRB allows political ads on public utility vehicles
This comes after the Supreme Court granted a transport coalition's petition against the Comelec ban on election campaign materials on PUVs

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.

 


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

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