Marikina Grants Around 200 Triycle Franchises Under Mayor Marcy

PIO Department


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As part of Mayor Marcy Teodoro’s aim of giving Marikeños more opportunities to earn a living to support their families, the City Hall has granted around 200 franchises to tricyle operators belonging to different groups in the city.

Mayor Marcy revived the granting of franchises to tricyle operators early this year amid requests from tricyle drivers and operators groups. Because the granting of franchises for tricyle operators had stopped for the past few years, the price of tricyles with franchises have gone up to as much as P400,000 per unit.

Aside from giving jobs to tricyle drivers, the granting of franchises will also help the communities in the city get their own transport system, making it easier for them to travel around Marikina and nearby areas.

Among those that have been issued franchises were the tricyle operators belonging to the Gen. Ordonez Tricyle Operators and Drivers Association Inc. (GOTODAI). Mayor Mary in February this year granted 35 franchises to GOTODAI. The franchises are good for three years and will expire in 2021.

“Ito ay isang pampublikong interes na nararapat lamang pagtuunan ng pansin. Kailangan ng mga taga-rito ng masasakyan. Ito rin ay para itaguyod ang kabuhayan ng mga drayber ng traysikel,” Mayor Marcy has said in a short speech before he personally handed out the franchises to GOTODAI members.

To get a franchise, tricycle operators will have to pay the following: a P200 franchise fee, P180 terminal fee valid for one year, and P70 for regulation sticker.

The City Hall is now processing more applications for tricyle franchise.

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