Good news – the P2P Premium Bus service operations have resumed, after the company was suspended by the Land Transportation and Franchising Regulatory Board (LTFRB) yesterday.
To make up for the entire snafu, the CEO of the company has graciously offered to give riders free rides on Jan. 8 and 9. For the 8th, the free rides are for the Sunday Mall Hopping service while all rides for the regular day, Jan. 9, will be free.
So what exactly happened? Best we could tell, an overzealous netizen called out a P2P Bus operated by Froelich tours plying the road without a plate number number and appropriate registration with the LTO. But Chris Bauer, CEO of Froehlich tours and the P2P bus operations said that their buses did not have license plates because the LTO had no plates available since early 2016.
The buses were registered with DOTr and LTFRB under the P2P project and the updated delivery list and deployment list have been communicated properly, according to Chris.
But according to the LTFRB, Froehlich Tours’ Provisional Authority expired, which led its temporary suspension. The LTFRB also instructed Froehlich Tours to submit proof of payment of its 2015 income tax.
In any case, Froelich Tours have said that their missing tax payment validation for their 2015 ITR could be resolved and they have pledged to fully cooperate with the LTFRB by Monday.