Transport groups bare agenda for next Oro admin

LEADERS of public transport groups which earlier declared support for City Mayor Oscar Moreno presented on May 4 their agenda to the local slate of the Liberal Party.

National Confederation of Transport Unions (NCTU) regional chairman Joel Gabatan said the agenda is a bargain between the two parties.

"Kami, mutabang mi ug pangampanya, musuporta gyud hinuon mi kanila para pud puhon kung makadaog na sila, kung mangayo man gane mi ug tabang, dili napud sila makabalibad," Gabatan said.

Among the agenda put into paper by drivers involve the appeal to include them in insurances such as Philhealth and Social Security System, scholarship for their children, reduce the penalty in traffic violations, and amend judicial penalty in this city's traffic code which put drivers in prison.

The establishment of Traffic Management and Enforcement Board was also requested by drivers to guide and represent their voices.

Also, removal of 'barker' in the roads, proper registration of motorelas, visible traffic enforcers, and clear road rules such as possible putting up of terminals, implementation of correct unloading and loading areas, possible deputizing of drivers with an honorarium, and proper identification card and uniform.

The appeal was signed by Moreno with his full slate and vowed to grant the drivers' requests once he wins and assumes office in July.

"Ang transportation sector is very unique ni siya, they have common concerns, sometimes they support each other but at the same time, they compete with each other too," Moreno said.

"Kasabot ako sa inyong gipangayo ug pasayloa nga wala nako kini mabuhat kay lagi napihig kita sa city council. Pero ang inyong gipangayo dili lisud, mao pud ni atong pangandoy. We will do our best nga mahimo kining inyong mga sugyot, of course uban unta sa mga kaabag," he added.
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