The Department of Transportation (DOTr) and the Land Transportation Franchising and Regulatory Board (LTFRB) agreed with Froelich Tours Inc. to resume its point-to-point (P2P) bus service operations on Jan. 8 after suspension on Jan. 6. Read on to learn more about it.
Froelich Tours' P2P Bus Service Suspension
"The P2P service of Froelich Tours which was suspended on account of expired Provisional Authority (PA) was resolved in favor of the riding public. The commuters will enjoy free rides for today (Sunday) [Jan. 8] and tomorrow (Monday) [Jan 9]. We expect [the] resumption of full service Tuesday [Jan 10] once the operator complies with the lacking requirement by Monday," DOTr posted on its Facebook (FB) page.
Froelich Tours' Compliance
The company promised to resolve the problem of a lacking 2015 income tax payment validation and further agreed to fully cooperate with LTFRB. On the other hand, P2P bus service offered the riding public free rides on Sunday and Monday. The P2P bus service normal operations resume on Tuesday.
Froelich Tour's P2P bus service has the following routes:
1. Trinoma (North EDSA) to Glorietta 5 (Makati)
2. SM North EDSA (North EDSA) to SM Megamall (Ortigas)
3. Eton Centris (Quezon City) to Glorietta (Makati City)
Here is P2P Premium Bus Service's post on Facebook:
"Dear P2P patrons and riders,
After a lengthy conversation with LTFRB and DOTr, the problem of a missing tax payment validation for our 2015 ITR could be resolved and we agreed with LTFRB to fully cooperate on [with] their requirements by Monday morning.
Since our CEO gave a promise for the time we will resume services, the rides during SUNDAY Mall Hopping Service (Jan. 8, 2017 ) and the complete service on MONDAY (Jan. 9, 2017 ) are FREE OF CHARGE. We agreed with DOTr and LTFRB to offer our patrons a 2 days [two days] free service before we resume our services with the new schedules for 2017 by Tuesday (Jan. 10, 2017).
Once again our sincere apologies for the inconveniences caused by the suspension of services last night. We will soon announce the compensation for the monthly pass holders, the round trip tickets for FRIDAY (Jan. 6, 2017) will be still valid for rides until FRIDAY (Jan. 13, 2017).
We will resume services (free rides) for our current Sunday and Monday schedules and we will officially implement the new 2017 schedules by Tuesday (Jan. 10, 2017).
Today (Jan. 7, 2017) we will have no operation, our services will resume as per our weekend schedule by Sunday (Jan. 8, 2017)."
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