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Roxas City not ready to enforce trike ban on national roads

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The local government of Roxas City is not ready to implement the Department of Interior and Local Government’s Memorandum Circular 036-2020 banning tricycle and pedicabs from national highways.

Tricycles are the most common means of public transportation in the city, according to Councilor Midelo Ocampo.

Ocampo said the ban will affect not only the passengers but also the livelihood of tricycle owners and drivers. (https://bit.ly/2SQ0qLY)

Meanwhile, the chief of the Maintenance and Construction Division of the Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH) Capiz 1st Engineering District said they need to dialogue with the Local Government Unit regarding the memorandum.

The implementation should be done gradually so that tricycle driver and operator would not lose their livelihoods, said Engr. Julius Abela.

Local officials, he also said, should find alternative solutions since this is a law that should be followed and implemented.

DPWH Department Order No. 73 Series of 2014 strictly bans obstruction/encroachment or usurpation on the right of way in the national road and highway.