DAVAO CITY, Philippines — The Davao City Transport and Traffic Management Office (CTTMO) said Monday they will release some 2,000 new identification cards for public utility vehicle drivers here under a new system.

The new cards will replace the old ones issued several years ago by the former Traffic Management Office, which has since been restructured into what is now CTTMO.

In a City Information Office dispatch, new CTTMO chief Dionisio Abude, said ​PUV drivers will undergo a seminar on the traffic laws and regulations under the city’s traffic code and the Land Transportation Office (LTO) ​before they get their new IDs, .

Abude said the issuance of IDs is prescribed under Article XXIV of the city traffic code which states: “No person shall drive a PUV with approve franchise plying with the territorial jurisdiction of the City of Davao without bearing an official identification card issued by the CTTMO and shall be displayed conspicuously inside the vehicle.”

“We hope to cover all taxi drivers before the Araw ng Davao but since the event is fast approaching we will target 2,000 taxi drivers first,” he said.

The first batch of taxi drivers — numbering 500 — are expected to attend the morning session of the Traffic Education Program seminar at the Davao City Recreational Center on Tuesday. Another 500 drivers will attend the afternoon session. On Thursday, another set of 1,000 taxi drivers will also attend the morning and afternoon sessions of the seminar.

“We will be discussing to them all the traffic rules just to review their knowledge of the traffic code of the city and the laws under the LTO as well,” he said.

Abude said the drivers will get their new IDs after they attend the seminar. (davaotoday.com)

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