Roxas City wants exemption vs tricycle ban; Mahal singil sa van!
Roxas City Mayor Ronnie Dadivas urged the Department of Interior and Local Government to spare the city from the ban on tricycle, pedicab, and motorized pedicabs on national highways.
Dadivas said all roads in the city are linked to the national highway, thus vehicles covered by the ban cannot avoid but pass it.
The most common mode of transportation in the city are tricycles, he added (https://dailyguardian.com.ph/mayor-asks-dilg-to-spare-roxas-city-from-tricycle-ban/).
He said commuters, tricycle operators, and drivers will be affected if the DILG memorandum is strictly implemented.
Dadivas said the city government will find remedies to protect the interest of the tricycle sector.
Also, he siad he will issue an executive order creating Roxas City Tricycle Task Force to look for alternative solutions like the route plan to avoid traffic accidents involving tricycles.
A public consultation with tricycle operators and drivers association (TODA) will also be called.
Earlier, City Councilor Midelo Ocampo said Roxas City is not ready to implement DILG’s Memorandum Circular 036-2020 which bans tricycle and pedicabs from national highways.
Ocampo said the ban will affect not just passengers but the livelihood of tricycle owners and drivers as well.