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Mayor willing to help
in trike route row

Bacolod Mayor Monico Puentevella yesterday said he is willing to help resolve the issue raised by the United Negros Drivers and Operators Center on the implementation of City Ordinance 640 extending the routes of tricycles plying the city's main thoroughfares.

UNDOC Secretary General Diego Malacad had said earlier that their group is asking for a moratorium on the implementation of the ordinance authored by former Councilor Dindo Ramos claiming that it needs further study.

Malacad said its implementation has resulted in the overlapping of tricycle routes and often leads to commotions among the drivers. Councilor Wilson Gamboa, chairman of the city council's Committee on Transportation, however, said granting a moratorium is not possible and that it should be revised instead.

Puentevella said UNDOC should present their complaints directly to him instead of going to the media. He denied the claims of Malacad that he gave a go-signal for the mini-buses plying southern Negros Occidental to park at the DAALCO terminal that was banned during the term of former Mayor Evelio Leonardia. *APN

 

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