Trike driver asks passenger for sex, franchise cancelled PDF Print E-mail
Tuesday, 18 July 2017 11:54

By BHONG SIMBAJON

A tricycle driver who was accused of soliciting sex from his passenger is facing the cancellation of his franchise by the Tricycle Adjudication Board (TAB.)

TAB member Arturo Cabidog  Jr. revealed that the TAB has recommended the cancellation of a franchise held by tricycle driver and operator Oliver A. Reales, with plate number JX 5480, Zone II-11-96-1185 with address at Logoy Grande, Talon Talon.

Reales reportedly committed 24 counts of violating the Tricycle ordinance, based on records of the City Treasurer’s office from 2013 to 2014.

Cabidog said that Reales was also reported as a discourteous and insolent driver, thus prompting the board to recommend the cancellation of his franchise.

Reales was the subject of a complaint filed by a mother whose daughter had reportedly become the subject of a lewd remark by Reales.

At around 3:35pm last March 17, the complainant’s daughter boarded the tricycle of Reales at the Ateneo de Zamboanga campus along La Purisima and asked to be taken to her residence in Sta Maria.

While on board the unit, Reales reportedly told his passenger that he was sexually aroused by her presence.  He then invited her to go to a motel.

The driver then allegedly touched his passenger’s legs prompting the passenger to shove the former’s hand.

The passenger also accused Reales of using a longer route while repeatedly inviting her to go with him to the motel.

Cabidog said that the actuation of Reales is unbecoming of a good tricycle driver and operator.

“His continuous driving on the street and operating a public utility unit like a tricycle pose danger to the safety of the riding public, especially women like the complainant,” Cabidog said.

Cabidog said that it is because of this unfortunate and dangerous incident and his 24 other violations that the TAB has formally recommended for the cancellation of the tricycle franchise.  (Bhong Simbajon)