TAB pursues erring trike drivers

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The Tricycle Adjudication Board (TAB) continues to accept and hear complaints against erring tricycle drivers lodged by the public.

However, the TAB emphasized that complainants should file the complaint with the TAB and personally appear during confrontations that will be set with the subject tricycle driver and operator, as part of due process.

TAB member Arturo Cabidog Jr. said the complaint will be rendered futile if the complainant will not pursue the case.

Last week, the TAB decided to cancel the franchise of a tricycle operator and at the same time driver who was charged for acts of lasciviousness committed against his passenger. Aside from the recent complaint, the operator has a string of other violations based on record, thus, the maximum penalty decision by the TAB.

For the month of January, the TAB resolved 1 complaint; zero complaint in February; 3 in March; 5 in April; 10 in May; 4 in June and 4 from July 1 to 17.

The penalties meted on the erring drivers and tricycle operators are still based on Ordinance 185, as the amended ordinance with increased penalties to include the cancellation or revocation of tricycle franchises will be in effect August 4 yet.

Meanwhile, Cabidog said the massive information campaign on the new penalties continues without let up through mass media, social media and even meetings and dialogues with different tricycle operators and drivers associations concerned.

Complainants may call the TAB through telephone numbers 991-7294 or visit the office at the City Legal Office, 2nd floor Main City Hall building. (Sheila Covarrubias)