THE Davao City Transport and Traffic Management Office (CTTMO) has removed the December 31st default expiration date for all Public Utility Vehicle (PUV) Driver’s ID issued in the city, making the renewal process easier and more convenient.
This means that PUV Driver’s identification issued on a specific date will no longer expire at the end of the year by default, but will instead be valid until the same date the following year.
Modifying the PUV Driver’s ID registration system in such a way will prevent an overwhelming number of PUV drivers looking to beat the December 31st expiration at the CTTMO registrations office. This new system also effectively cuts down the queuing process and ultimately reduce the wait time for PUV drivers, CTTMO Head Dionisio Abude said in an interview with the City Information Office on Wednesday.
“Halos mag-abot silang tanan kay the same ilang expiration. So gi-usab nato para kung nakapa-renew sila, kunyari, atong February so February next year na mag-expire. Dili na mag-clog up diri sa atong opisina (Almost all of them will converge since they all have the same expiration. We changed it so, for instance, they had their IDs renewed in February then it will expire in February next year. Our office will not get clogged),” Abude said.
The issuance of the ID is still free, said Abude, citing City Ordinance No. 0334-12 which mandates all PUV drivers to acquire a PUV Driver’s ID and put it in full display.
Drivers who wish to acquire a PUV Driver’s ID will need to present their driver’s license, Official Receipt/Certificate of Registration (OR/CR) for operator-drivers, and a certificate from the PUV operator verifying the holder as the driver of the PUV unit. The same documents are required upon renewal.
In 2022, the CTTMO issued 17,804 PUV Driver’s ID. Of which 5,736 are for tricycle drivers, a total 5,707 for taxi drivers, while 5,451 are for jeepney drivers. Others are for drivers of passenger vans and bus units.
From January 1-11 this year, a total of 463 PUV Driver’s ID has been issued by the office.
Abude said PUV drivers operating their units without a PUV Driver’s ID or whose PUV Driver’s ID is expired will be fined P1,000.
He warned that operating with a fake PUV Driver’s ID is a criminal offense. DAVAO CIO