ROXAS CITY—Families of around 4,000 tricycle drivers here will be affected by the tricycle ban in national highways, Mayor Ronnie Dadivas said recently.
According to Dadivas, the ban, which covers pedicabs and motorized pedicabs, should be reconsidered by the Department of the Interior and Local Government (DILG).
Many commuters here use tricycles and all roads in this city connect with the national highway, Dadivas added.
Per Roxas City Communications Group,
The Roxas City government will try to find a remedy and to protect the interests of tricycle drivers without going against the DILG directive.
Dadivas said the memorandum can only be applicable in big cities and not component cities like Roxas City where all roads traverse the national highway.
Recently, the mayor signed the creation of the Roxas City Tricycle Task Force to lead alternatives such as route plan and ways to avoid road accidents involving tricycles.
Dadivas also called tricycle operators and drivers associations (TODA) members for a public consultation to ensure they keep their livelihood and to appeal for an exemption from the DILG ban.