The Department of Transportation and Communications shows they mean business with their fight against colorum vehicles by imposing a heavier fine of 1 million pesos even if they are first time violators.
According to DOTC Secretary Joseph Emilio Abaya, this is to discourage those who want to operate illegal public utility vehicles.
From 6,000 pesos, the 1 million peso penalty will take effect on June 19.
Operators of colorum trucks will be fined P200,000; colorum jeepneys, P50,000; colorum vans, P200,000; colorum sedans, P120,000; and colorum motorcycles, P6,000.
The vehicles will also be impounded for a minimum of 3 months and will be blacklisted from being used as PUV.
Second-time offenders will have the entire units and registrations revoked, aside from being blacklisted.
Abaya said this is their way to ensure the public's safety while commuting within or outside the metropolis.