The Philippine Premium Public Transport Summit 2019 held last March 1, 2019, at the 5th Floor Events Center, Century City Mall, Makati City is an event for all in the transport industry focusing on the issues of Colorum and franchising.
Among the topics discussed are insights on the demand for domestic tourism and how these colorum operations contribute to the tourism industry; consolidation of individual transport providers, PUV Modernization and formation of Transport Service Cooperatives. Also emphasized was the call for UNITY and formation of Federation of Alliance among the Premium Transport Groups. Premium Service particularly Van service rendering Point to Point, Rent a Car and Tourist Transport Service.
Guest Speakers were Dir. Cynthia Lazo, former DOT Director, 42 yrs in the Tourism industry, Orlando “Ka Lando” Marquez, President of Liga ng Transportasyon at Operators ng Pilipinas, Executive Director Eugen Pabualan of the Office of the Transport Cooperatives, Mr. Jaypee Abella -Expert in Transportation Law, QA in MIAA with special participation of senatorial Shariff Ibrahim Albani – UNESCO Peace and Unity advocate. Koop Kampi Partylist and Vice Mayoral Berlie Anonuevo were also among who graced the event.
The event was graced with 31 Groups from different Transport Cooperatives, Associations, Corporations, and LGUs, with a total of about 300 attendees, and hosted by Senior Daniel Sta. Rita, former CDA Technical Consultant.
The call for a speedy application process was a major concern, and an alternative solution is considered for those whose vehicles can no longer comply with the current year model requirements. A call for UNITY, the compilation of the petition papers were encouraged to show force in the problems facing the Premium Public Industry.