Pets in Public Vehicles

The Land Transportation Franchising and Regulatory Board has allowed passengers to bring their pets in public utility vehicles.

In a memorandum issued on January 27, the LTFRB amended the terms and conditions of Certificate of Public Convenience, allowing pets in PUVs provided the animals are seated beside the owners and the seats are paid for.

The new guidelines, which took effect February 10, stated that pets may be allowed to be carried by the owner as long as they are free from foul odor and wearing diapers.

If there are other passengers, pets should be placed in carriers or cages at a designated animal compartment of the PUV. The pet owner is also responsible damage the animal may cause.

The LTFRB said the amendment was approved in response to clamor from a group of pet owners to allow pets in PUVs.

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