Palace memo on TNVS ‘fake’ – Panelo
By Prince Golez
Malacañang on Friday warned the public against a certain Memorandum No. 636 implementing no-contact apprehension policy transport network vehicle services (TNVS) drivers and operators.
Such document is “fake,” said Presidential Spokesperson Salvador Panelo in a statement.
“The Office of the President advises the public that Executive Secretary Salvador C. Medialdea has not signed or caused the release of a particular document, which is labelled as Memorandum No. 636, purportedly adopting a no contact apprehension for TNVS drivers or operators… Please be guided accordingly,” Panelo added.
The memorandum directed the The Land Transportation Franchising and Regulatory Board (LTFRB) and the Metropolitan Manila Developement Authority not to apprehend TNVS drivers/operators who do not have a provinsional authority or certificate of public convenience.
“If LTFRB apprehended the TNVS Drivers/Operators, the Circular No. 639 will be reported directly to the Office of the President,” it also read.