THE STRONG 961 members of the Cabugao, Ilocos Sur Tricycle Operators and Drivers Association, Inc. (CISTODAI) headed by Mr. Dominador Andres assembled in the afternoon of May 31, 2011 at the Cabugao Cultural and Sports Complex to receive an assistance coming from the National Government to cushion the effect of increasing fuel prices and the higher payment of franchise and license that is annually paid by respective motorcycle owner.
Tricycles were parked in front of the Sports Complex and the commuters were temporarily stranded due to the concentration of all the motorcycle operators inside the said public facility.
Ms. Constancia Quiñola, Municipal Local Government Operations Officer of Cabugao gave instruction to operators on how they can claim the P150 individual subsidy coming from the P140,000 total amount to be given to CISTODAI.
The MLGOO advised that the operators who lacked documents such as Franchise to Operate, License Fee to Operate and Plate Number of their tricycle excludes them to receive their P150 subsidy.
Prior to the distribution, Honorable Mayor Ediboy S. Cobangbang, Jr. emphasized to everybody the reward of being a diligent payor of franchise and license. The kind Mayor added that he could not change at this time the law requiring them higher payment. He expressed his sympathy with the tricycle operators and he promised to seek further subsidy to alleviate and benefit them.
Mayor Ediboy also stressed the importance of discipline to drivers especially those who park at intersecting roads that hinders flow of travel. He warned erring operators that they would be given corresponding punishments. He challenged the tricycle drivers that they should be the front line of discipline.
Also present during this meeting were Vice Mayor Danny Q. Gazmen, SB Members Richard Alcid, Owen Sandi, Benedict Savellano, Jemaima Tan-Yee and Crescencio S. Sumagit, Jr. #