Celso reminds legit trike franchisees of fuel subsidy PDF Print E-mail
Friday, 27 May 2011 16:48

Legitimate franchise holders of motorized tricycles are encouraged to avail of the government’s fuel subsidy implemented through the program Pantawid Pasada.

The fuel subsidy is being released by the City Treasurer’s Office located at the first floor of City Hall. Franchise holders will have to present their franchise certificate, receipt and valid identification card with the Tricycle Adjudication Board (TAB) located at the second floor of City Hall before they can proceed to the CTO.

Mayor Celso Lobregat said the one time fuel subsidy is part of the national government’s assistance program to the marginalized transport sector to cushion the effects of the increasing fuel prices.
As of May 23,  some 1,080 out of the total 4,600 legitimate tricycle franchise holders have collected their P150 fuel subsidy.

The distribution started May 17 and will culminate tomorrow, May 28. The city government will have to liquidate the amount and submit the same to the national government.

“We appeal to all legitimate tricycle franchise holders to collect their fuel subsidy on or before May 28”, the mayor said. He likewise asked the barangay officials and the officers of the different tricycle drivers and operators associations in the city to help disseminate the information to those concerned.

Per instruction of the mayor, the CTO and the TAB are opened from 8am to 8pm from Monday to Fridays and from 8am to 5pm tomorrow, Saturday, to accommodate tricycle franchise holders.

Meanwhile, the mayor has reiterated his call for the riding public with grievances against abusive and overcharging drivers of motorized tricycles to formally submit their complaints to the Tricycle Adjudication Board (TAB) or the police for appropriate action.

“If we have an official complaint from the passenger then action can be taken but if we have no information and nobody files the complaint then all these overcharging drivers cannot be apprehended,” the mayor said.

The other day, authorities clamped down a tricycle driver, who was a subject of complaint of overcharging. — Sheila Covarrubias