TAB prefers online grievances vs erring drivers filed in office PDF Print E-mail
Saturday, 23 January 2016 11:48

by VIC LARATO

The Tricycle Adjudication Board in its recent meeting has passed a resolution urging the tricycle-riding public having grievances against abusive drivers to formally file their complaints in the office rather than posting their frustrations on social media, especially the Facebook.

Atty. Jesus C. Carbon Jr, city legal officer and TAB chairman, said the Board’s resolution seeks to ask people, who express their frustrations online, to come to the TAB office in City Hall to make the proper complaint.

The measure, however, does not necessarily mean to set aside those posted on the social media, but aims to get complainants’ personal information, communicate with them, and identify the alleged erring drivers, especially those responsible for over-charging “so that appropriate actions can be taken there from.”

The Board further resolved that all application forms of late registrants be compiled in a single folder, addressed to the city vice mayor and members of the City Council.

The same, according to the TAB chair, should be endorsed by Councilor Noning Biel for approval of franchises. “On this folder, statistics should be provided to show the registrants and non-registrants in each barangay.

The Board also approved another measure, urging Mayor Beng Climaco to deputize police stations and barangay tanod to assist the riding public, and to write the Department of Interior and Local Government (DILG) for the same reason, in close coordination with the Office of the City Administrator.

On overcharging issue at the Zamboanga International Airport, Atty. Carbon said the TAB has set a public hearing anytime soon.— Vic Larato