CITY ORDINANCE NO 185
Series of 1997
ORDINANCE REGULATING THE OPERATION OF MOTORIZED TRICYCLES AND
GRANTING OF FRANCHISE FOR THE OPERATION THEREOF WITHIN THE TERRITORIAL
JURISDICTION OF THE CITY OF BACOLOD AND PROVIDING PENALTIES THEREOF.
the power to regulate and issue franchise to tricycles has already been
devolved from the Land Transportation
Franchising and Regulatory Board (LTFRB)
to the Local Government Unit by virtue of Art. 99, Sec. 3 (vi) of
Act 7160, otherwise known as the Local Government Code of 1991;
WHEREAS, there is an urgent need to regulate the operation
and issuance of franchises to Tricycles as they are now
the major Barangays in the City of Bacolod.
NOW, THEREFORE, be it ordained
by the Sangguniang Panlungsod of the City of Bacolod in session
Section 1 – TITLE OF ORDINANCE.
This Ordinance shall be called:
“AN ORDINANCE OF REGULATING THE OPERATION OF MOTORIZED
TRICYCLES AND GRANTING OF FRANCHISE FOR THE OPERATION THEREOF WITHIN THE
TERRITORIAL JURISDICTION OF THE CITY OF BACOLOD AND PROVIDING PENALTIES
FOR VIOLATION THEREOF.”
Section 2 – DEFINITION OF TERMS:
a) TRICYCLE- FOR – HIRE - is
a motor vehicle composed of a Motorcycle fitted with a single wheel
sidecar or a motorcycle
with two-wheel cab operated to render transport
service to the general public for a fee.
TRICYCLE OPERATOR’S PERMIT OR MTOP
the document granting franchise or license to operate,
issued to a
natural or juridical, allowing himself to operate tricycle for hire
over zones specified therein.
c) ZONE - is a contiguous land area or block, for example, subdivisions,
or 2 or 3 barangays.
AREA – is defined as follows:
areas bounded by Lizares street on the South, turning right to Yulo
Street then to the Rosario Street connecting to San Juan Street on the
West; B.S Aquino Drive on the north connecting Lopez Jaena Street on the
up to Amelia Street.
Section 3 -
GENERAL RULES OF ENTRY.
Only Filipino citizens
and residents of the City of Bacolod as certified to by their Respective
Punong Barangays or a
partnership or corporation with sixty (60) percent
Filipino equity are qualified to be operators of tricycles within
jurisdiction of the City of Bacolod, subject to the
authorized routes in the MTOP.
Only applicants in
possession of units with valid registration papers from the Land
Transportation Office (LTO) shall be
The applicants must
carry a common carrier insurance sufficient to answer for any liability
it may incur to passenger and
third parties in case of accidents.
Tricycles can only be
allowed to operate on routes/areas where no regular PUJ’s are
servicing the route and/or areas.
4 – REQUIREMENTS FOR THE GRANT OF MTOP
applicants for MTOP shall file his application in five (5) copies with
the Traffic Division of the Bacolod City Police Office
together with the
original copy of the Registration Papers from the Land Transportation
Office including a certification from the
Punong Barangay certifying to
the residency of the applicant and the original copy of insurance
coverage showing a common
carrier’s insurance sufficient to answer for
any liability it may incur to passenger and third parties in case of
b) The Traffic Division of the
Bacolod City Police Office after verifying the authenticity of the
Applicant’s documents and payment
of the appropriate filing fee, shall
forward the said documents to the City mayor for approval.
thirty (30) days from the approval of the application, the franchisee
must convert the registration of his motorcycle unit
to “For Hire” with the Land Transportation Office.
d) The Traffic Division of the
Bacolod PNP will request a conversion,
verification and confirmation
from the LTO to ascertain
conversion within the period stipulated.
With the conversion of the unit from “Private” to “For
Hire” as confirmed by the LTO, the City Mayor’s Office shall issue
Motorized Tricycle Operator’s Permit signed by the City Mayor
stating all the conditions thereat.
The franchisee shall be required to pay all the franchise and
other fees to the City Treasurer as enumerated in Section 6, the
of which shall be the basis for the PNP Traffic Division to issue a side
car number and a zone number.
Should the franchisee desire to suspend or complete stop
operation, the franchisee shall surrender both his/her side car
and zone number to the PNP.
5 – OPERATING CONDITIONS:
For safety reasons, no
tricycle shall operate on national highways utilized by a 4 – wheel
vehicles and where normal speed
exceed 40 KPH. However, the Sangguniang
Panlungsod may provide exceptions if there is no other alternative
Tricycles shall ply only
within their approved zones as authorized in their respective MTOP.
Where proposed zone has an
origin in one Barangay and a
destination in another, or an intervening point in its territory, the
joint approval of the Barangay
Councils shall be sought and both
barangay Councils shall have jurisdiction over the areas covered by
common color for tricycles operating in the same zone shall be imposed.
Each Unit shall be assigned a
side car number,
and zone number by the PNP Traffic Divisions aside from
its LTO License plate number.
MTOP shall be valid for three (3) years, renewable for the same period.
Transfer to another zone, change of ownership of
unit or transfer of
MTOP shall be referred back to the Mayor’s Office for
proper amendment and payment of appropriate filing
fee for amendment of
MTOP to the City Treasurer.
shall employ only drivers duly licensed by the LTO for tricycles.
should be allowed to carry not more than four (4) passengers.
Section 6 – Franchise And
following fees shall be hereby imposed:
Annual Franchise Fee
of P300.00 – shall be paid once a year on or before the anniversary
date of the MTOP.
Filing fee of
P50.00 – to be paid upon submission of Application.
Payment shall be
charged per unit. No reimbursement shall
be made whether application has
been approved or disapproved.
Adjustment Fee for Fare Increase – to accrue upon approval of fare
increase and shall be paid together with the annual
franchise fee which
adjustment fee shall be P10.00 per unit.
Filing Fee for
Amendment of MTOP – shall be paid upon application for amendment
(transfer of Zone, change of ownership,
transfer of MTOP), which shall
be 50% of the filing fee charged per unit.
Section 7 – AREA WHERE
MOTORIZED TRICYCLE MAY BE ALLOWED AND THEIR RESPECTIVE ROUTES.
of Units: 160 units.
: TODAMA – Tricycle
Operators Drivers Association of
Lacson-Buri road intersection towards the eastern direction
and vice versa covering the following puroks:
Mt. View Phase 11
Terminal : The
terminal shall be located at the right side of the Lacson-Buri road
intersection 20 meters from the corner facing the Petron gas station.
Number of Units
Tricycle Operators and Drivers
: At the junction of CL Montelibano Avenue and Paglaum Street.
: From their terminal right towards
Fortune Town through CL Montelibano Avenue with option via Greenville I
and/or Capitol Heights I and vice versa.
Number of Units
: VATODA –
Vista Alegre Tricycle Operators and Drivers Associations.
: At the eastern corner of vista alegre road Libertad Extension.
From their terminal the barangay proper of Vista Alegre Including
all its sitios and puroks.
of Units : 40 units
Mansilingan La Salleville Tricycle
Operators and Drivers Association
: The terminal should be
at the present designated and/or used terminal and junction of Concordia
From their terminal towards
La Salleville and vice versa passing through the route to be specified
b) Mansilingan (Hermilinda)
Number of Units :
– Mansilingan Hermilinda Tricylce Operators and Drivers Association.
The terminal should be at the junction of Bacolod-Murcia
road and Felisa road to Purok Hermilinda and
: From the terminal to the point of destination passing
through route to be established by the barangay.
Mansilingan –Public Market
Area and Vicinity.
: 20 units
: Barangay Market Tricycle Operators & Drivers Association.
: Barangay Market
: From the terminal to its destination and back within the area of the Public
Market and its vicinity.
5) Barangay Felisa
Number of units
: 20 units
INC. - Felisa Tricycle Operators
At the barangay proper
: From the barangay proper towards all the sitios and Puroks of Barangay
Felisa, Handumanan Barangay
Number of Unit : 150
: TODAH - Tricycle Operators and Drivers
Beside the Barangay
: From the barangay hall to phase 1. 2, 3 ,4 ,5
6A and 6B, only.
No tricycle is
allowed to go beyond the terminal.
Number of Units : 35 units
: CATODMPC – Cabug tridcylce operators & Drivers Multi-Purpose
From the terminal to the barangay proper of
Cabug and all its puroks and
vice versa only.
Number of Units : 110 units
: STODA – Sum-ag Tricycle Operators and Drivers
: At the junction of Araneta
highways and Abuanan road.
from the terminal towards brgy. Abuanan and vice versa only.
9) Barangay Alijis
Number of Units : 50 units
Greenplains Tricycle Operators and Drivers Association.
Terminal A :
The area between Araneta Street main highway, circumferential road main
highway, Alijis-Bacolod Murcia Road.
: From Greenplains to John B. Lacson and vice-versa.
Terminal B :
Regent Pearl junction Bacolod-Murcia - Alijis road.
Number of Units : 75 units.
: This will be traversing the areas south of the Bacolod-Murcia-Alijis
road and not exceeding the eastern portion of the circumferential road.
The areas of Regent Pearl Housing Subdivision to La Salleville and may
even reach Brgy. Mansilingan for purpose of providing means of
transportation to students from Alijis who are studying in Mansilingan
National High School but in no case shall traverse the road of the
Mansilingan La Salleville tricycle near the high school.
Section 8 - PROHIBITIONS.
1. All types of motorized
tricycle whether private or for hire shall be prohibited along national
highways/road such as but not limited to:
a) Araneta highway –
from Lizares Street up to the Bago City boundary.
b) Lacson Street – from
B.S. Aquino Drive Lacson up to Talisay boundary.
d)Burgos Street – from
Lopez Jaena junction up to Granada.
e) B.S. Aquino Drive –
from Burgos junction up to drydock of Sto. Niño stop.
f) Within the area
bounded from the East by Circumferential road to the reclamation
area; bounded by the North by Northdrive and up to
South bounded by Magsaysay Avenue.
Bacolod-Alijis-Murcia road from the Araneta junction up to boundary of Murcia.
2. All types of Motorized tricycles whether private or public shall
be prohibited within the downtown
The following Administrative penalties shall be imposed for violations
of this ordinance :
a) For operating without
the required Motorized Tricycle Operators Permit (MTOP) or colorum, One
Thousand Five Hundred Pesos
b) For out of Route –
One Thousand (P1,000.00)
c) For driving without
license or expired drivers license – Three Hundred (P300.00)
d) For operating without
the proper Plate number and body number painted on the Sidecar – Two
e) For driving while
under the influence of liquor or drugs – Five Hundred (P500.00) pesos.
f) For violation of any
provision of this ordinance not herein before specifically punished
an administrative fine (150.00)
for the first
the second offenses plus impoundment of the unit.
day that the unit is impounded, the operator shall
a storage fee of P100.00 per day plus the penalty.
Section 10 -
AND EFFECTIVITY CLAUSES
a) Any ordinance or
provision thereof inconsistent with any provision of this Ordinance shall be
deemed accordingly modified and/or
b) If any section of this
ordinance is declared null and void,
the part not so declared shall remain valid and
c) This ordinance takes
effects ten (10) days after its publication in a local newspaper of
general circulation or
in conspicuous places of
within the city of Bacolod.
CARRIED BY THE VOTE OF:
Councilors : Renecito S. Novero,
Rolando V. Villamor,
S. Amihan, Jr. ,
Legazpi, Archie S.
Celia R. Flor,
Luzviminda S. Valdez, Juan Ramon
R. Guanzon, Ricardo
Pepito T. Malapitan, Christine
Angelie V. Matus.
: N o n e.
Councilor Juan Ramon R. Guanzon
Councilor Ricardo L.
Councilor Joaquin L. Torre.
N o n e.
: October 9, 1997 (Regular
Comments : P a s s e d.
Councilor Lorendo K.
Dilag was not yet around when this ordinance
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ATTY.NILO T. ALEJANDRINO
Secretary to the Sanggunian
APPROVED: October 30,
EVELIO R. LEONARDIA