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Land Transportation Franchising and Regulatory Board 
is an agency underthe Department of Transportation andCommunications responsible for promulgating,administering, enforcing, and monitoring complianceof policies, laws, and regulations of public landtransportation services.The regulatory land transportation dates back to theearly 1900s. The LTFRB therefore, is a product of aseries of transformations. The evolutionaryprogression runs as thus:
Coastwise Rate Commission – November17, 1902
Supervising Railway Expert – June 29, 1906
Board of Public Utility Commissioners –December 19, 1913
Public Utilities Commission – March 9, 1917
Public Service Commission - 1926
Specialized Regulatory Boards - 1972
Board of Transportation - 1979
Land Transportation Commission (BOT &BLT) - 1985
Land Transportation Franchising &Regulatory Board -1987The Board shall have the following powers andfunctions:1.
To prescribe and regulate routes of service,2.
To issue, amend, revise, suspend or cancelCertificates of Public Convenience orpermits3.
To determine, prescribe and approve andperiodically review and adjust, reasonablefares, rates and other related charges,4.
investigations and hearings of complaints8.
To review motu proprio thedecisions/actions of the RegionalFranchising and Regulatory Office hereincreated;9.
To promulgate rules and regulations10.
To fix, impose and collect, and periodicallyreview and adjust, reasonable fees;11.
To formulate, promulgate, administer,implement and enforce rules andregulations on land transportation publicutilities12.
To coordinate and cooperate with othergovernment agencies and entities13.
To perform such other functions
Land Transportation Office
is an agency underthe Department of Transportation andCommunications responsible for optimizing the landtransportation service and facilities and toeffectively implement the various transportationlaws, rules and regulations.The Land Transportation Commission was abolishedand two offices were created, namely: LandTransportation Office (LTO) and the LandTransportation Franchising and RegulatoryBoard (LTFRB). The LTO took over the functions of the former BLT while the LTFRB took over thefunctions of the BOT. The MOTC was likewiserenamed as the Department of Transportation andCommunications (DOTC).Mission: To rationalize the land transportationservice and facilities and to implement effectivelythe various transportation laws, rules andregulations1. Inspection and Registration of Motor Vehicles2. Issuance of Licenses and Permits3. Enforcement of Land Transportation Rules andRegulations4. Adjudication of Traffic Cases5. Collection of Revenues for the GovernmentThe
Civil Aeronautics Board
) is anagency under the Department of Transportation andCommunications tasked to regulate, promote anddevelop the economic aspect of air transportation inthe Philippines and to ensure that existing CABpolicies are adapted to the present and future aircommerce of the Philippines.The Board has supervisory and jurisdictional controlover air carriers, general sales agents, cargo salesagents, and airfreight forwarders, as well as theirproperty, property rights, equipment, facilities andfranchises.The CAB is mandated by RA 776 as amended by PD1462.The following are the specific functions and powersof the Board:1. Licensing of domestic and international airlines,the latter with the approval of the President;2. Regulation of fares and rates for the carriage of persons and property;3. Enforcement of the economic provisions of R.A.776;4. Authorization of navigation of foreign aircraft inthe Philippines;5. Participation in the negotiation of air agreementscovering exchange of air rights;6. Approval or disapproval of mergers,consolidations, interlocking relationship and inter-airline agreements;7. Regulation of air accounting practices anddevelopment of air carrier reporting system;8. Maintenance of public records of tariffs, schedulesand other materials required to be filed by aircarriers;9. Assure protection of the public by requiring theperformance of safe and adequate air service,eliminating rate discrimination, unfair competitionand deceptive practices in air transportation;10. Suggest corrective measures to improve safety inair commerce; and11. Adjudication of appeal from safety enforcementdecision of the Civil Aeronautics Board.
Air Transportation Office
is an agency underthe Department of Transportation andCommunications responsible for implementingpolicies on civil aviation to assure safe, economicand efficient air travel.On March 4, 2008, President Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo signed into law the Civil Aviation AuthorityAct of 2008,
abolishing the Air Transportation Officeand creating the Civil Aviation Authority 
. This was inresponse to the downgrading by the U.S. FederalAviation Authority (FAA) of the Philippine aviationstatus from Category 1 to Category 2 over concernsabout the safety of the country's airports and aircarriers. The
Maritime Industry Authority
is an agency underthe Department of Transportation andCommunications responsible for integrating thedevelopment, promotion and regulation of themaritime industry in the Philippines.MARINA has jurisdiction over the development,promotion and regulation of all enterprises engagedin the business of designing, constructing,manufacturing, acquiring, operating, supplying,repairing, and/or maintaining vessels, or componentparts thereof, of managing and/or operatingshipping lines, shipyards, drydocks, marine railways,marine repair ships, shipping and freight forwardingagencies and similar enterprises.The MARINA was created on 01 June 1974 with theissuance of PD 474 and started functioning as anagency attached to the office of the President (OP)on 29 August 1979 with the issuance of PD 761mandating the agency to integrate the development,promotion and regulation of the country’s maritimeindustry.In 1979, MARINA, pursuant to EO 546 dated 23 Julyof the same year, was made an attached agency of the Ministry of Transportation and Communications(MOTC) for policy and program coordination. Thus,by virtue of EO 1011 issued on 20 March 1985,MARINA assumed jurisdiction on the quasi-judicialfunctions of the Board of Transportation (BOT) in thefranchising and route fixing involving watertransportation services under the Public Service Act(PSA), as amended.

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