BALIWAG, BULACAN. Last August 11, 2017 (Friday), the Baliwag Tricycle Franchising and Regulatory Board (BTFRB) have had a meeting with the tricycle passenger sector to hear their concerns with respect to their experience in riding the tricycle for hire in the municipality. The meeting was held at the 2/F Conference Room, Annex Building of the Municipality of Baliwag.
The members of the BTFRB present were:
1. Roberto E. Santos, the head of the Baliwag Traffic Management Office (BTMO);
2. Henry T. Cruz. the head of the Business Permit and Licensing Office (BPLO); and
3. Catalino L. Carpio, the President of Tricycle Operators and Drivers Association (TODA) Federation of Baliwag.
The BTFRB discussed to the audience the changes it introduced as well as the challenges that it is facing through a situationer-presentation.
The BTFRB, presided by Mr. Santos of BTMO, answered the various questions asked by the attendees. Among the questions raised is on the implementation of the tricycle fare matrix. Selynne Villanueva from Brgy. Sto. Cristo, Bulacan, particularly, raised the question the implementation of the student fare. Mr. Santos inquired on the detail of the issue and found out that it had not been reported to the proper authority. “Kailangan din kasi na may mag-report at tumayong complainant para may ma-aksyunan ang BTFRB“, he added.
Johnnie Gonzales of Baliwag Socio-Political Group (BSPG) concluded that the success in the implementation of the tricycle fare matrix also lies with the participation of the passengers.
There will be another meeting with the passenger sector as Mr. Santos declared. With that, a group of tricycle passengers will be organized, which will represent the concerns of this sector. END
The Baliwag Tricycle Ordinance of 2004 created the Baliwag Tricycle Franchising and Regulatory Board for the welfare of tricycle operators and drivers in Baliwag, Bulacan. More so, Executive Order No. 28, series of 2016 mandated the BTFRB to create such policies and measures that may deem necessary to carry out the objective of the ordinance.
PHOTO: Uploaded by Lemmor Santos Hipolito in his Facebook Account. From Left: Catalino L. Carpio (Baliwag TODA); Henry T. Cruz (BPLO); and Roberto E. Santos (BTMO).