So the Bacolod City government has started to roll out its ride hailing application exclusively for its public workers.

The new transportation system was introduced by Mayor Alfredo Benitez to the drivers of the city government on Saturday, January 28.

Dubbed as the Mayor Albee Bantug Benitez Cab or MABB Cab, the initiative will cover any government offices in the city that would need a transportation service assistance. They only have to book a ride to conduct their field work or services.

According to the city’s Public Information Office, this is also one way to monitor the condition of government vehicles and to ensure that all the drivers of the city government will function according to their duties.

The PIO said that based on the inventory of the General Services Office, around 500 vehicles were serviceable, but only 378 are present physically. The mayor has ordered to locate the remaining vehicles.

City Administrator Pacifico Maghari III earlier said the plan came about after the mayor noticed that some government vehicles were on standby the whole day, while some were also being used personally.

This is also because some departments at the government center do not have an issued vehicle and they need to make a request at the City Mayor’s Office.

The Public Order and Safety Office will be tasked to monitor the motor pool.*