A NOMINEE of a new party-list that seeks to represent tricycle drivers said Wednesday that he will push for a bill that grants benefits to this sector.
Valenzuela City Councilor and Towards Development and Action (TODA) Party-list 1st nominee Rovin Andrew M. Feliciano said a Magna Carta for Tricycle Drivers will be among his priority legislation.
“Based on a 2019 survey, it reveals that there are four million tricycle units in the whole country. This means that the tricycle drivers make up a huge sector of our society. Unfortunately, not one bill on the privilege of tricycle drivers was passed in Congress,” he said in Filipino in a radio interview.
Related bills that were submitted in both chambers of Congress included provisions on tricycle drivers’ membership in the Social Security System and a national budget allocation for the sector. — Jaspearl Emerald G. Tan