ZAMBO CITY DADS FAVOR ENTRY OF MORE TAXIS
ZAMBOANGA CITY — The City Council on Wednesday endorsed the operation of additional 100 taxicabs to boost the local transport service.
The City Council issued the endorsement following a request from Jerson Monteverde, general manager of Asia’s Latin City Transport Cooperative.
Monteverde sought the passage of a resolution as it is one of the requirements the company needed for its franchise application with the Land Transportation Franchising and Regulatory Board (LTFRB).
Councilor Elbert Atilano, chairperson of the City Council’s Committee on Franchise, told the Philippine News Agency (PNA) that the 50 taxicabs that began operating last year are not sufficient to cater to the needs of the riding public.
“Even when Grab application is being used, it is difficult to find taxi because their number in this city is only 50 units,” Atilano added.
“This is timely since the riding public population of the city is increasing, being a highly urbanized city,” he sa