Mayor orders crackdown vs overcharging trikers PDF Print E-mail
Tuesday, 19 January 2016 12:04

By Jasmine Mohammadsali

Mayor Beng Climaco has tasked the Tricycle Adjudication Board (TAB) to renew the campaign against overcharging tricycle drivers.

Climaco said that she has written a letter to City Legal Officer Atty. Jesus Carbon to convene the TAB and to go after after erring drivers as overcharging is a “matter we take seriously”.

She likewise requested the cooperation of the riding public to bring to the TAB their complaints and concerns relative to overcharging tricycles in the city.

“We ask the riding public to file their necessary complaints to the TAB,” she said Monday, January 18.

To further ensure road safety, Climaco has also tasked the Land Transportation Office to implement headlight operations to nab vehicles and conveyances without the proper headlight.

“I requested the LTO to conduct our headlight operations, particularly for those who violate the utilization of headlights in the evening to prevent accidents and incidences,” she said.

Meanwhile, the TAB is still accepting applications for renewal of franchises for the operation of tricycles.

As disclosed by City Legal Officer Jesus Carbon earlier this month, applications for renewal are still being accepted as the resolution  by the City Council setting the December 2015 deadline was not backed by an enabling ordinance.

“So, in the absence of an ordinance, we still accept applications for renewal of tricycle franchises because a resolution cannot supersede or prevail over the existing City Ordinance prescribing the operation and granting of franchise to tricycles,” Carbon said.

However, he warned that tricycles operating without new franchises will be apprehended. — Jasmine Mohammadsali