Posted January 30, 2015
Written by Jay-ar M. Arante
The Boracay Land Transportation Multi-Purpose Cooperative (BLTMPC) asks for an endorsement from Sangguniang Bayan of Malay (SB) for additional units of passenger vehicle in the island.
During the 4th regular SB Session of Malay on Tuesday, BLTMPC Chairman Joel Gelito made the request from the councilmen.
Gelito said that he wanted to solve the shortage of passenger vehicles in Boracay particularly the Multicabs.
He added that there is a shortage of vehicle whenever there is a cruise ship visiting the island.
The chairman also expressed that his request is in line with the upcoming Asia Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) Summit in Boracay.
Meanwhile he said that they have currently 18 units on standby with permits from Land Transportation Office (LTFRB).
Gelito wants an additional 60 units of Multicabs in Boracay but only 18 of them were approved.
In response to Gelito’s request, the council said that there is still a need for a study led by SB member Leal Gelito as Chairman of the Committee on Transportation before those vehicles can fully operate.