Tricycles now allowed to operate in Pasig, Marikina cities as conditions apply

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Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, May 16) — Tricycle transport is now allowed in the cities of Pasig and Marikina, as Metro Manila transitions into modified enhanced community quarantine.

The operations of pedicabs have also been permitted in Marikina.

“Good news! Inaprubahan na ng DILG ang Pasig LGU guidelines para sa operations ng mga tricycle!” Pasig City Mayor Vico Sotto announced on his Twitter account on Saturday.

[Translation: Good news! The DILG has approved the Pasig LGU guidelines for the operations of tricycles!]

Sotto also posted the set guidelines to be observed by tricycle drivers and operators, as well as by the riding public, as the operations of tricycle transport resume on Monday.

Only one passenger will be allowed to ride a tricycle, but an individual who needs to seek medical attention, will be permitted to be accompanied by one other person.

A barrier must also be installed between the passenger and the driver.

According to Sotto, tricycle units have to be disinfected at least twice a day. The city government will be providing disinfectants to tricycle operators.

Private tricycles are also allowed to travel provided that they will post a “Not for hire” signage. The same rules apply to private tricycles.

Marikina Mayor Marcelino “Marcy” Teodoro also signed Executive Order 21, Series of 2020 on Saturday, allowing the operations of tricycles and pedicabs in the city beginning Sunday.

“Recognizing the need of our tricycle and pedicab drivers to get back to work, their transport operation shall be allowed to resume beginning tomorrow,” the city government’s public information office said on Facebook.

Like Pasig City, only one passenger will be allowed to ride a tricycle and pedicab in Marikina. Social distancing must also be observed, while wearing face masks.

Disinfection and sanitation of the units will also be strictly implemented.

The local government will also be conducting rapid testing of tricycle and pedicab drivers for free to ensure their health and safety.