3Mayor Caloy orders display of updated tricycle fare matrix; MDRRMO chief relays Mayon volcano updates
Camalig Local Chief Executive, Hon. Carlos “Caloy” Irwin G. Baldo Jr. asked the Municipal Treasurer’s Office (MTO) to prepare an updated fare matrix for tricycles, which should be posted all over the town’s tricycle terminal, the Mayor announced this during the flag-raising ceremony held earlier today.
In order to help commuters calculate the reasonable cost of the ride and avoid being overcharged, Mayor Caloy also urged the trike drivers to display the fare matrix guide inside their vehicle as a pricing chart.
“Kaypwan mag-sunod sa taripa” the Mayor said, highlighting that since tricycle fares are dependent on the rules and ordinances issued by the local government, drivers who are found to violate the allotted fare matrix will be subject to sanctions.
Moreover, the Municipal Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Office (MDRRMO) Chief Rommel V. Negrete Jr., PhD, JD, D. Hum presented the incident report about the recent activity of Mayon volcano, which has been identified as a phreatic eruption as per DOST-PHIVOLCS.
The MDRRMO Chief reported that the activity also generated a booming sound, rockfall, pyroclastic density currents (PDCs), where minimal traces of ash fall within the Camalig area were observed. Further, area monitoring within Mayon unit barangays is also being carried out.
Alert level 2 status over Mayon is maintained, which means that ash or phreatic explosions can still occur anytime, so no human activity shall be conducted inside the 6-kilometer permanent danger zone.
Article by: Mr. Tim L. Florece, PIO