PUV drivers who stink to be fined by LTO and LTFRB

So they can't be smelly, but they can stop wherever they want. Makes sense.

 

(SPOT.ph) Filipinos are generally a hygiene-conscious bunch. But taking public transport in Manila can really take its toll on your look (and smell). It’s no different with our public utility vehicles (PUV) drivers. However, GMANetwork.com reported on January 13 that the Land Transportation Office (LTO) and Land Transportation Franchising and Regulatory Board (LTFRB) are monitoring the grooming of PUV drivers and are now considering integrating a body odor test to make sure they are presentable while taking their routes. Grooming violators are to be fined. 

 

LTO chief Roberto Cabrera explained that, like any professional job, wearing the proper attire is necessary. He cited that wearing slippers instead of shoes also have bearing on the safety of the passengers. "Mas restrictive po ang pag-apak po ng gas and break...There are studies, tests conducted that could actually result in an accident kapag hindi maayos ang kasuotan sa paa natin," he said.

 

This development came from a report about an Indonesian company who includes a body odor test in screening its applicants. Applicants are made to stand in front of an electric fan with their arms stretched to their sides. A staff member would then, uh, get a whiff of the scent and judge whether they just smell of sweat or they have (unfavorable) body odor.

 

Also read: 10 PUV Drivers You Can't Ever Avoid in Manila

 

Photo from mb.com.ph


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