A private company is ready to partner with any financial institution to help interested tricycle drivers and operators to own a Grab Trike unit that will serve as an alternative to the traditional means of transportation in Dumaguete City.

Miguelito L. Jose, Senior Vice-President of Autoitalia Philippines Enterprises, discussed the merits of the proposed Grab Trike Premium before an audience composed of officers of tricycle drivers and operators associations, Punong Barangays and City Officials, Monday afternoon.

Mayor Felipe Antonio Remollo inquired on other schemes of payments that will be affordable to ordinary drivers and citizens.

Mayor Remollo will also consult the members of the City Council on whether it is necessary to provide additional franchise of at least 100 units for Grab Trike Premium in addition to the 2, 500 franchises issued to the existing tricycles now operating in the city.

The 100 units for the Grab Trike Premium will be used to test whether the system works well and if viable to operate in Dumaguete City. Meanwhile, it is clarified that the tricycles already operating in the city will not be phased out.

Jose stressed that his company offers a complete 3-wheel vehicle package inclusive of smart phones from Cherry Mobile that contains the Grab Trike Premium application.

Adopting the Grab Trike Premium system using Piaggio Ape tricycle units in the city affords the following benefits and advantages: carry more passengers, no increase in traffic, less pollution, less tricycles on standby or roving, more livelihood opportunities by generating more income to more drivers, environment friendly that complies with international regulations, cost efficient use of diesel fuel, improve short-distance commute, easy acquisition through piso down payment program, shortened working hours with better income and more quality time with family, earn extra income by lending the unit to other drivers through shifting, reverse gear is a standard feature, fully-protected during rainy and summer seasons without the need to wear jackets and arm sleeves, solution to overcharging of fares, no need to wait for long queues at the terminal or be a chance passenger, grab application gives you precise information while waiting and travel time.