‘Failon Ngayon’ Checks if Field Trips are Still Safe

News about educational field trips marred by accidents and road mishaps have spurred discussions and raise questions as to whether it is still safe for kids to join such academic trips?

Broadcast journalist Ted Failon revisits the two incidents wherein high school students from Tanay, Rizal and a nine-year old student and a teacher from a college in Tuba, Benguet died.

Bus operators have been criticized for the tragic incidents. Likewise, the Land Transportation Franchising and Regulatory Board (LTFRB) has not been spared from criticisms since it is the agency responsible for ensuring that public utility vehicles like buses are in good condition before it grants franchises.

In a resolution released last January 11, the LTFRB mandated the strict implementation of the phase out of buses and mini-buses that are 15 years and older. But sources claimed that LTFRB doesn’t strictly implement this resolution as it allegedly repairs old bus units and just replaces select parts to keep it going.

Does the LTFRB have any shortcomings in implementing its rules?

Don’t miss this full report in “Failon Ngayon” this Saturday (March 2), 4:45 PM on ABS-CBN with a replay on ANC every Sunday, 2PM. Visit its Facebook page at and follow it on Twitter via @Failon_Ngayon. Tweet your thoughts and reaction this weekend using the hashtag #FailonNgayon.

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