Two Tagbilaran City councilors have proposed the provisional increase of minimum tricycle fare in the city from P8 to P10 amid the continued rise of fuel prices nationwide.
Philip Besas, chair of the Sangguniang Panlungsod’s committee on public utility, on Friday said that the planned hike is based on the minimum fare amounts in other cities and even towns in Bohol which are higher.
The proposal will also include the increase of additional payment per kilometer from P1 to P2.
According to Besas, the increase will be made through a resolution, instead of passing an ordinance, to maintain flexibility in setting the minimum fare.
“Kini provisional authority lang ni ang pag-increase, kay once na mo-ubos, pwede pud nato paubsan or mosaka pa g’yud, sakaan pa pud namo. Mao wa mo gama og ordinansa, resolution lang,” he said.
Besas noted that measure could help curb excessive fare demanded by some tricycle drivers from their passengers.
“Mi-saka na gasolina, presyo pud sa mga pamaliton mi-saka sad,” Besas said. “Mao pod nay usa sa among nakit-an nga rason na sila mo-violate, mo-overcharge tungod tingali ana, kay ang pletehan ubos ra kaayo.”
Besas said that he is working with Councilor Jonas Cacho in planning the mulled fare increase.
A public hearing is set to be conducted before the implementation of the measure.
“Naay public hearing para ani para makuha pud ang pulso sa katawhan og unsa pud ilang gusto ug sakto ba to among gi-propose na pletehan,” he said. (A. Doydora)