Bill calls for int’l codes, standards on passenger rights

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Rep. Neil J. Abayon III

House Assistant Minority Leader and Aangat Tayo Party-list Rep. Neil J. Abayon has filed a bill on establishing and adopting a code of conduct and quality of service.

House Bill 6015 is an easier measure to pass and could even go through faster than a Passenger Bill of Rights, says Abayon.

“Since the standards change over time because of changing circumstances, Congress should enact a measure that gives directive while the details are worked out by Department of Transportation. DOTr can change the details faster. Laws are difficult to change,” says Abayon.

“Standards and codes of conduct change with the passage of time and because of changing circumstances in the environment, society, and technology. By mandating the Department of Transportation to formulate and promulgate the Code and Standards, the country can adjust faster to changes in the years ahead. Adaptation via laws is difficult to achieve, but adaptation via department directives and action is faster and more responsive,” Abayon says.

In other word, Congress sets the policy while the DOTR implements it, according to Abayon.

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