In order to augment the free transportation program of the Inter-Agency Task Force COVID-19 for health workers and other front liners, beginning today about 31 tricycles with volunteer drivers will be utilized to offer rides to persons in cases of emergency or those in need to transport goods, food items and other essentials to the barangays, senior citizens and PWDs.
Mayor Felipe Antonio Remollo, Chairperson of the Inter-Agency Task Force COVID-19, said that the 31 volunteer tricycle drivers will be stationed in the checkpoints and will complement the two buses of the City Government, which are already ferrying the hospital workers.
The emergency response volunteers are expected to always use face masks and practice social distancing.
Those in need of assistance may call the following 24/7 hotline numbers:
225-3775; 523-3950 and 522-0449
In compliance to the Enhanced Community Quarantine, all public transport including tricycles and buses are suspended from operating to further restrict movement of people and other non-essential goods or services.
Mayor Remollo reiterate that the national mandate under ECQ is for people to stay at home except when buying food, medicine and accessing essential or medical services.