Monday, May 28, 2012

Livelihood and Commuters will be affected by the color coding - BLTMPC

The livelihood of tricycle drivers and operators in Boracay will be affected if the color coding will be implemented.

This is the reaction of Enrique Gelito, one of the Board of Directors of the Boracay Land Transportation Multi Purpose Cooperative (BLTMPC) during an interview last Thursday.

According to him, they would rather have the color coding canceled, because they are considering how this could affect the drivers' means of living.

They also worry as this scheme will not only affect the resources but there could also be insufficiency of tricycle units for the growing number of tourist in the island especially that classes are about to start.

Gelito added that the same system was carried out five years ago and was unsuccessful because many commuters had complained as a result of unit shortages. The color coding was then withdrawn after a week.

And as the drivers are anticipating the possibility of it happening again, they are now requesting the local government of Malay not to pursue the scheme for the second time.

However, Mayor John Yap has promised, that if there is any complaint from the public and if there will be a shortage of units in Boracay, they will have the color coding stopped in accordance with public demands.

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