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.
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.
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.
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.
The audience was mesmerized by the intermission number rendered by 2 members of the Madrigal Foundation Singers.
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.
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.
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.
Talks followed by Project Mother Nature-MNL by Ms. Paula and Ms. Nelle who discussed Zero Waste Travel.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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