Members of the City Council of Dumaguete and Municipal Council of Sibulan met in a joint session this morning amid the latest directive of the higher authorities to implement the ban of tricycles in the national highway.

However, the legislators from both Local Government Units led by Vice-Mayor Alan Cordova and Vice-Mayor Marcela Grampon pointed out that the policy is impractical considering that hundreds, if not thousands of people, commute to and from Sibulan to Dumaguete and vice-versa for work, school and in going to the airport and seaport.

They also highlighted the fact that there is no statistics proving that tricycles are the main cause of accidents resulting in injuries or deaths in the Sibulan-Dumaguete national highway.

The councilors are amenable of forming a technical working group/ that will propose a resolution or plan balancing the interests of the thousands of commuters, the need to preserve the livelihood of both tricycle and multi-cab drivers while ensuring the safety of the riding public.