Dec 222014

As the Christmas exodus continued to peak, the Land Transportation Office reminded bus operators against accommodating extra passengers who will be forced to stand during the long trip.

In particular, the LTO warned against such a practice for long trips such as from Luzon to Visayas, radio dzBB’s James Agustin reported Monday afternoon.

Filipinos are flocking to their home provinces to spend the Christmas and New Year holidays with their loved ones.

In one instance, the LTO blocked a Leyte-bound bus from leaving after finding it was overloaded.

While the bus was allowed to leave past 3 p.m., its license plates were removed.

Meanwhile, security remained tight at the Araneta bus terminal in Quezon City as of Monday afternoon, with two K9 units patrolling to detect contraband.

Some 300 to 350 buses from 33 bus firms are leaving the terminal daily.

Joel Locsin/RSJ, GMA News

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