NEWS: Tagum City P10 fare ordinance not yet at SP

The Tagum City ordinance pegging the city-limit normal tricycle fare at P10 was not tackled on Monday’s regular session of the Sangguniang Panlalawigan of Davao del Norte.

“We received the ordinance only last Friday and it did not reach the deadline to have it calendared,” said SP secretary Dennis Dean Castillo.
The City Ordinance No. 305 which increased the average tricycle by P3 from the present P7 was enacted unanimously on the first motion of Councilor Reynaldo Salve last July 28.

Boardmember Ely Dacalus, chair of the committee on utilities, reckoned that the provincial board would have the ordinance put on the first reading if it would be calendared in the business of the day on the next session.

The said ordinance was earlier sought by tricycle drivers and operators who are accordingly suffering losses and difficulties of sustaining their families as the price of gasoline had already more than doubled of its price since January this year.

They also complained of the unfair competition posed by the thousands of colorum habal single motorcycles which are swooping down their passengers like hawks in the city’s streets.

Under the ordinance, the students, senior citizens and differently-abled persons would however only pay P8 or an increase of P1 for a city-limit ride. (Cha Monforte/Rural Urban News)


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