TAB warns erring trike drivers of harsh penalties PDF Print E-mail
Wednesday, 12 July 2017 16:09

The Tricycle Adjudication Board (TAB) chaired by City Legal Officer Jesus C. Carbon Jr. has strongly warned erring tricycle drivers of a new edict, increasing the penalties for overcharging and snubbing or refusing to transport passengers (isnabero).

Arturo Cabidog Jr., administrative officer of the City Legal Office, explained during the press briefing Monday that the TAB is currently embarking on a massive information campaign on Ordinance 458 approved by the City Council last June 29.

He said the ordinance provides for the increase in penalties from the previous P1,000 to P4,000 for the first offense, P5,000 for the second offense and P5,000 with revocation of driver’s license for the third offense.

Cabidog said full implementation of these penalties will start after a month-long information campaign to reckon from the date of approval (June 29).

The campaign focuses on overcharging and “isnabero” being the leading complaints lodged before the TAB, according to Cabidog.

He said the new ordinance was recommended by the TAB precisely because of numerous complaints against tricycle drivers for overcharging and snubbing passengers.

Meanwhile, Cabidog said the TAB is open to the idea of certain sectors to mount a meter-reader on tricycles as a measure to prevent overcharging, but it has not been required under the ordinance.

He also said complaints may be sent to the TAB through texting or even on social media, but the complainants have to personally go to TAB office in City Hall to file their complaints.-(Vic Larato)