Mayor Felipe Antonio Remollo, through Executive Order No. 05, has increased the capacity of motor-cabs for hire (tricycle) to six (6) passengers per cab effective March 15, 2022.
This is an effort of the City Government to help the families of the operators and drivers of MCH who suffered losses of income due to the COVID-19 pandemic and sky-high fuel prices.
The Sangguniang Panlungsod passed a resolution respectfully requesting Mayor Remollo to increase the number of MCH passengers from 4 to 6 to compensate the ever increasing fuel prices as long as the drivers are fully vaccinated and comply with the minimum health standard.
Mayor Remollo’s Executive Order also provides that drivers shall only allow fully-vaccinated passengers and they will carry with them their vaccination cards at all times, wear face masks, conduct frequent disinfection and that no passengers with COVID-19 symptoms are to be allowed on board.
The Committee on Transportation and Traffic of the Sangguniang Panlungsod consulted the Tricycle Operators and Drivers Association (TODA) last March 8, 2022 when it was unanimously agreed to propose for 2 additional passengers from the current 4 passengers making it a total of 6 passengers.