Friday, February 15, 2013


The public transportation in Boracay is under observation by the Local Government Unit of Malay.

This was declared by Town Council Member Welbic Gelito, Committee Chairman of Transportation during an interview on Thursday, February 14.

The observation is brought about by the current situation in the island wherein the number of tricycles seems not enough due to the increase of passengers on Peak Season.

Gelito believes, however, that the situation should not be bad if the tricycles and multi cabs are not hired exclusively.

He said that the mandate of the  Land Trasportation Franchising and Regulatory Board (LTFRB) when it gave franchise to the multi cab is not for tourists to hire multi cabs exclusively.

Gelito believes that the Boracay Land Transportation Multi Purpose Cooperative (BLTMPC) can service passengers if multi cabs ply their route from Yapak to Manoc-Manoc and vice versa and not on stand-by to wait for tourists or fetch guests..

Nevertheless, the situation will be looked into by the LGU of Malay.

If it is found that additional units for transportation are needed, a recommendation will be made to the Chief Executive to temporarily stop the Color Coding Scheme to give sufficient service for passengers, according to Gelito.

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