TAB wants online raps vs abusive trikers formalized PDF Print E-mail
Monday, 01 February 2016 11:29

by SHEILA COVARRUBIAS

The Tricycle Adjudication Board (TAB) continues to call on the public, particularly those using the social media to formally file their complaints against erring tricycle drivers at the TAB office so these can be acted upon immediately.

This, as the TAB intensifies drive against violations of the tricycle ordinance specifically on overcharging and refusal to ferry passengers.

Despite the lack of personnel and resources, the TAB daily attends to all complaints brought to its attention and is reaching out to complainants on-line if only to rid the city of abusive drivers and operators. However, complaints made through the social media could not be acted upon as these lack the required information and details.

In a recent meeting, the TAB headed by City Legal Officer Atty. Jesus Carbon agreed that people who express their frustrations on line, specifically through Facebook, should be encouraged/asked to visit the TAB office to make proper complaint. Nonetheless, the TAB will try to reach out to those who vent their ire through social media, to get their personal information, communicate with them, identify the alleged tricycle drivers responsible for overcharging and take appropriate actions therefrom.

Part of the process in resolving the complaint is the face to face confrontation between the complainant, the tricycle driver and the tricycle operator at the TAB office.

Meanwhile, the TAB during the same meeting resolved that all application forms of late registrants will be forwarded to the City Council for proper action. Along with the application forms, the Council will also be provided with the statistics on the number of registrants/non-registrants per barangay.

Also the TAB requested Mayor Beng Climaco to deputize, through the Department of Interior and Local Government (DILG), police stations and barangay tanods to help the in the campaign against erring drivers in coordination with the Office of the City Administrator.  — Sheila Covarrubias