Written by Bert Dalida
“We pay, but why is it they don’t let us take a ride?”
This was the question of a disappointed lady at the Yes FM News Center on Wednesday morning, February 26.
She was complaining about tricycle drivers that do not give young students a ride on the tricycle they are driving.
According to the lady, they had flagged down about five (5) tricycles in the span of more or less half an hour, however, tricycle drivers allegedly choose passengers.
The lady added she got worried that her children would be late for school.
Moreover, she appealed to tricycle drivers to do their obligation and not choose passengers.
Meanwhile, Boracay Land Transport Multi-Purpose Cooperative (BLTMPC) General Manager, Ryan Tubi admitted the practice of tricycle drivers.
In a text message, Tubi said tricycle drivers and even owners of tricycles had been peppered with seminars but some had not mended their ways.
According to Boracay PNP Chief PS Inspector, Mark Evan Salvo, the matter will be included in the briefing of policemen to be deployed at the Main Road so that such drivers will be reminded of their obligation.
Salvo also persuaded the public to bring such concerns about tricycle drivers who chose, or do not take passengers to their station for proper action.
Translated/Edited by Rodel J. Abalus