Iloilo City Mayor Jerry P. Treñas ordered on Tuesday the closure of PUV Terminal at Barangay San Pedro in Molo district.
In an Executive Order No. 95 series of 2020, Treñas said that the removal of Molo Terminal is based on the recommendation of Public Safety and Management Office (PSTMO) head Jeck Conlu to violations of Memorandum Circulars of the Land Transportation and Franchising Board (LTFRB) and to further decongest the traffic situation in the area.
The Molo Terminal was cited for not complying with LTFRB Circular Nos. 2017-030, 2017-010, and 2008-13.
Also, the 2013 Comprehensive Boundary Ordinance of the City directs all provincial public utility buses and vans originating from Province of Antique whose franchise issued after January 15, 2005 to use the terminal at Mohon, Arevalo.
Maricel Mabaquiao, Officer-in-Charge of Local Economic Enterprice Office (LEEO) of Iloilo City, confirmed that franchises of all buses and vans using the Molo Terminal were issued after January 15, 2005.
PSTMO is directed to implement within 3 days after receiving the order the closure of Molo Terminal and coordinated with LTFRB and all affected bus and PUV companies their transfer to Mohon Terminal.
Molo Terminal is under the management of LEEO and caters passengers and cargos bound to the southern part of Iloilo and municipalities of Hamtic, San Jose, Sibalom, Pangpang, Belison, Patnongon, Bugasong, Laua-an, Barbaza, Tibiao, Culasi, Sebaste, Pandan, Libertad, Caticlan, Da-o/Anini-y and Valderrama in Antique Province.