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PCG WARNS PUBLIC VS. RIDING ‘COLORUM’ MOTOR BANCAS DURING CHRISTMAS SEASON



With the expected influx of passengers going to the provinces this holiday season, the Philippine Coast Guard (PCG) warned the public to avoid riding “colorum” or “fly by night” motor bancas.

In a statement, PCG Commandant Admiral Elson Hermogino said the owners and operators of the colorum vehicles are taking advantage of the passenger influx as some major shipping lines could no longer accommodate them anymore.

However, these are not registered and did not pass the safety standards of the Maritime Industry Authority no insurance, life vests nor life-saving devices to passengers.

PCG earlier expressed readiness for the influx of passengers going to the provinces for the holidays — with all its operating units under full alert status.

Should there be any concerns, questions or reports, PCG may contact its action center at 0917-724-3682