By Ralph John Mijares and Edalyn Acta
ROXAS CITY — The price of the tricycle franchise here is the lowest in Panay Island, Mayor Ronnie Dadivas said.
“Ang P4,000 [nga fee] is istorya-istorya [lang],” Dadivas clarified.
Dadivas said that the fee was actually at P785 which includes the franchise rate at P100 every year plus occupational tax and other permits.
The franchise has become renewable for three years, Dadivas said, adding that the franchise fee is P300.
“Pamangkuta niyo sa bilog nga Panay Island,” Dadivas added.
Franchisees should only have one franchise, he said, adding that it should not be sold.
“Kung hindi ka na, i-surrender mo na kay mga nagakinanglan sang franchise,” Dadivas said.
Councilor Albert Gary Potato said that the franchise can be transferred to immediate family members who do not have tricycle franchises yet.
Dadivas said that government employees in the province, city, and national levels cannot have franchises because it would get in the way of their obligations at work.
“Paano sila maka-operate sa dalan if ara sila sa ila trabaho?”*