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Transport group files graft charges vs LTFRB chief Delgra, board member Corpuz

Alliance of Concerned Teachers Organization (ACTO) Pres. Efren De Luna (Photo by DZRH Val Gonzales)

The transport group Alliance of Concerned Transport Organizations (ACTO) has filed a complaint against officials of the Land Transportation Franchising and Regulatory Board (LTFRB) over its alleged bias in the jeepney modernization program.

ACTO President Efren De Luna accused LTFRB Chair Atty. Martin Delgra and board member Ronaldo Corpuz of violating the Anti-Graft and Corrupt Practices Act.

In the eight-page complaint affidavit filed at the Office of the Ombudsman, De Luna said that there were anomalies in the LTFRB’s distribution of franchise for the new routes opened due to the Transport Modernization Program.

According to De Luna, Delgra and Corpuz favored some associations, cooperatives, and transport groups applying for franchises after closing applications for five routes, even if they are still open based on Board Resolution Number 045 series of 2018.

ACTO appealed for the Ombudsman to suspend Delgra and Corpuz while the preliminary investigation is ongoing.

Meanwhile, De Luna did not include LTFRB board member Atty. Aileen Lizada in their complaint since she did not sign the resolution.

 

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