Multi-cab drivers push ban
of tricycles in nat’l highways
BY JUANCHO GALLARDE
Two groups of multicab drivers and operators have filed a joint petition before the Land Transportation Office in Dumaguete City, Negros Oriental, to prohibit tricycles from plying the national highway.
The Jitney Operators and Drivers Association Inc. and the Bacong Easy Ride Operators and Drivers Association are seeking the strict enforcement of Republic Act 4136, or the Land Transportation and Traffic Code of the Philippines, and Department of Interior and Local Government Circulars 2007-01 and 2011-68, that ban tricycles and pedicabs for hire along the national highways.
The more than 250 petitioners said they hold franchises for the operation of four-wheel multicabs, or easy rides, plying the routes of the Dumaguete-Sibulan and the Dumaguete-Bacong.