The Philippine Premium Public Transport Summit 2019

The Philippine Premium Public Transport Summit 2019 held last March 1-4, 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. The Forum which highlighted the 1st day of the event – among the topics discussed are insights on the demand of 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.

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Ribbon cutting ceremony which graced the official opening of the Premium Public Transport Summit

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 Senatoriable Shariff Ibrahim Albani – UNESCO Peace and Unity advocate. Koop Kampi Partylist and Vice Mayorable Berlie Anonuevo were also among who graced the event.

Former DOT Director Cynthia Lazo
Mr. Jaypee Abella expert on Transportation Law


Ka Lando Marquez
Mr. Orlando “Ka Lando” Marquez, Consultant to DOTR Sec. Arthur Tugade
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Senatoriable Candidate Shariff Ibrahim Albani
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Senior Dan Sta. Rita, former CDA Technical Consultant, (holding the mic) served as the Forum event host

The event was graced with 31 Groups from different Transport Cooperatives, Associations, Corporations and LGUs, with a total of about 300 attendees. Hosted by Senior Daniel Sta. Rita, former CDA Technical Consultant.

Guest Speakers with the Transport Leaders of diff. Organizations and Cooperatives


The call for a speedy application process was a major concern, and an alternative solution be considered for those whose vehicles can no longer comply with the current year model requirements. A call for UNITY, compilation of the petition papers were encouraged to show force in the problems facing the Premium Public Industry.


ROAD RENT A CAR TSC CEO and Gen. Manager Mr. Emmanuel Balani on the call for Transport Coops to UNITE and for the Gov’t to consider the demand on local tourism, need for Van premium service and how these “colorum” vehicles are serving these needs.

The audience was mesmerized by the intermission number rendered by 2 members of the Madrigal Foundation Singers.

madrigal singers

madrigal singers
Photo credits to The Madrigal Foundation

DAY 2 – March 2 focused on the Transport and its Community.

Attendees learned from the Gender Sensitivity Training conducted by DSWD Social Worker Ms. Miriam Navarro. Here gender issues like gender roles between a male and female were discussed. Also learned are other types of gender preferences like the LGBT Community.

Ms. Miriam Navarro, SWO IV/Social Welfare Specialist on Women and GAD Focal Person DSWD

Our female Operators attendees also enjoyed the free make-up session and tutorials by Ms. Liberty, a blogger and also a Mary Kay product consultant.

make up

Participants enjoyed the Tai-Chi Session by Master Samuel Chau. Here attendees learned basic Tai Chi and how they can apply it in their daily living.

Master Samuel Chau

Talks followed by Project Mother Nature-MNL by Ms. Paula and Ms. Nelle who discussed Zero Waste Travel.

zero waste
Project Mother Nature-MNL By Ms. Paula and Ms. Nelle

Last but not the least for the day was Ms. Bernice Garcia of Sulit Tipid Homeschooling who discussed Homeschooling while traveling together with her 4 cute children.

Ms. Bernice Garcia of 4Ms Sulit Tipid Homeschooling

DAY 3 – MARCH 3 How to form a Cooperative

Coming from as far as MIMAROPA (Mindoro) is CDA Assistant Regional Director Mr. Alberto “Ka Abet” Sabarias who conducted PMES or Pre-Membership Education Seminar.

Mr. Alberto Sabarias – Assistant Regional Director CDA MIMAROPA

The Seminar is one of the basic requirements in forming a Cooperative or joining one. The discussion was lively as officers from Associations became interested in forming a Cooperative. Questions and answers are open during the course of the seminar. Certificates were given afterwards. There are about 30 PMES graduates, and 3 groups were present. One has decided to form a Coop, one is still undecided and the other group from Quezon decided to join ROAD RENT A CAR TSC.

PMES Graduates

DAY 4 – MARCH 4 – Van Operators Meeting

The last day of the 4-day Summit. The Department of Tourism visited the Summit, their topic could have been “Tourist Transport Service Endorsement” but due to limited time and participants the talk was cancelled. But I got the chance to ask them some questions regarding having a Travel Agency and Tourist Franchise. They say if you have a tourist franchise a Travel Agency should make the tour packages for you (so that the Travel Agency will have some work to do). So it is illegal to create a tour package if you are not a registered Travel Agency. But if you have Tour within your Coop (as an outing) then it is ok.

A meeting was held for the Van Operator members of Road Rent A Car TSC and tackled about the different options in traveling and doing legal transport business. Among the options were PITX Franchise Application, Logistics and updating the needed Rent A Car trip documents.

ROADRACTSC Van Members Meeting

Also, present in the Summit, are our dear Merchants and Sponsors.

Hyundai Manila Bay

Hyundai Manila Bay display’s all Hyundai passenger vehicles that is available in the market from Hyundai Eon to Hyundai H350 for our passenger cars and light commercial vehicles and Trucks & Bus our commercial vehicle. Hyundai Manila Bay offers services that client will experience hassle free and worry free, from Sales Dept., Service, Insurance, Insurance Claims, Trade-In, Parts and Accessories.

For inquiries, you may contact:

Joewey Serquina -CV Specialist HTB-Manila Bay * 09291856514 / 09159507934

Mr. Joewey Serquina of Hyundai Manila Bay


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Roadwise Logistics Corporation

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Special thanks to our Sponsors: House of Polvoron, Shebrews Coffee, Mary Kay, Gentle Hands Holistic Wellness Center, Skippy’s Bar, and Skinblend and many more.

Thank you also to our Media Partners:

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13 thoughts on “The Philippine Premium Public Transport Summit 2019

  1. We cannot avoid taking colorum vans especially if there is no other available transpo in the area. It’s ok to remove them but I hope they will provide the best alternative. I’m hoping for a win-win solution.

  2. This summit is very timely! I’m glad that they organized this because our transport system really needs to be organized. This is a great start!

  3. Our transport system really has a lot of work to do. I have faith though in our officials, that they’re trying to do their best to think of ways how.

  4. I hope the government can regulate the transportation for tours, and give operators an affordable way to certify them.

  5. Wow it is an awesome event for Transmit Summit 2019! 🙂 I hope that the “speedy application process” will be implemented as soon as possible co’z this is one of the problems that being faced by the public tranport org here in the Philippines.

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