Period for trike franchise renewal moved to Dec. 31 PDF Print E-mail
Wednesday, 02 September 2015 11:07

by  Claudine Uniana

The Sangguniang Panlungsod has given tricycle franchise operators in the city until the end of the year to renew their Certificate of Public Convenience with the Tricycle Adjudication Board (TAB).

Council Resolution No. 976 extends the period for the renewal of tricycle franchises until December 31, 2015 in consideration of tricycle operators who have yet to complete the documentary requirements.

As of September 1, operators of 5,128 tricycle units have paid the annual franchise fee and renewed their Certificate of Public Convenience. Over a thousand tricycle units have still to complete the renewal process.

This is the second time that the said deadline has been moved. To recall, Mayor Beng Climaco had earlier extended the deadline for the renewal of tricycle franchises from May 31 to August 31 after meeting with presidents of the different tricycle associations operating in the city. In the said meeting, tricycle operators sought the city’s consideration of the short period given for the completion of documentary requirements in the renewal process.

Resolution 976 approved on August 25, 2015 was authored by Councilor Roel Natividad. — Claudine Uniana