LGU-Camalig holds the awarding of Motorized Tricycle Operator’s Permits (MTOPs) to tricycles-for-hire, Camalig Municipal Hall, Brgy. 2, Poblacion, Camalig, Albay.
The MTOPs were issued purposely to authorize tricycles-for-hire to operate in designated routes specifically within Brgy. Sumlang and Cabangan.
Following common demands of residents regarding the shortage of public transport at said barangays, LGU-Camalig opted to allow legal tricycle-for-hire operations to ensure public convenience and earning opportunities for tricycle drivers.
A total of twenty-one (21) tricycle drivers have availed the MTOPs – the tricycle drivers have secured necessary requirements including Certificates of Registration from the Land Transportation Office (LTO), barangay clearances, Community Tax Certificates, and other related fees prior to said MTOP issuance.
The Municipal Tourism & Cultural Heritage Office (MTCHO) also eyes to accredit selected tricycles-for-hire as tourist conveyance vehicles.
Camalig Local Chief Executive, Hon. Carlos Irwin G. Baldo, Jr. likewise reiterated the constant practice of the minimum public health standards for the safety of both drivers and passengers.
In line with LGU-Camalig’s commitment in maintaining public safety and orderliness, the tricycles-for-hire are expected to follow the traffic rerouting scheme – a strategic plan devised to alleviate traffic congestion in the municipality.
Article by: Mr. Tim L. Florece, PIO