City Councilor Pushes Uniform Trike Fare

Oscar Mari G. Fajardo

Councilor Romel Duron, chairman of the committee on transportation and public utilities, eyes amending the 21- year old fare rate ordinance of the city.

Due to several complaints from the commuting public regarding fare overcharging by tricycle drivers and operators, he proposed an ordinance imposing fare increase to all tricycles-for-hire in this city, amending Regulation Ordinance No.00-143.

“Makaluluoy gid ang aton nga mga traysikol drivers and operators at the same ang mga pasahero nga ginasukot sang sobra sobra,” said Duron in an interview with Iloilo Metropolitan.

Furthermore, the proposed ordinance received a variety of responses from public vehicle drivers.

“Depende man sa distansya kung lapit okay lang ang kinse pero kung malayo, pirde guid kami kay de-gasolina amon gamit ya,” said alias Nonoy, 45 year-old tricycle driver from Muelle Loney St.

Meanwhile, daily commuters like Michael Felizarte from the district of Mandurriao, expressed his affirmations and support to push through the ordinance.

“I am in favor of the P15 uniform base fare since it prioritizes the best interests of both the drivers and commuters especially in these trying times,” said Felizarte.

Published: April 25, 2022