CAGAYAN DE ORO CITY (PIA)–As the implementation of community quarantine continues, Mayor Oscar S. Moreno signed the Executive Order (EO) No. 052 series 2020 “An Order Enforcing the Social Distancing Guidelines of Department of Transportation (DOTr) in Cagayan de Oro City and For Other Purposes,” March 24. In said order, the mayor emphasized that all passenger vehicles must abide by the guidelines set by DOTr.
Public utility jeepney (PUJ), public utility buses (PUB) and public utility coaster (PUC) shall occupy only half of their seating capacity. Taxis shall only carry four passengers including the driver.
Passenger utility van shall carry not more than six passengers including the driver while motorelas will carry only four passengers.
Trisikad, on the other hand, shall only have one passenger to be seated in the farthest corner while motorcycles are discouraged to have a back ride. The EO also indicates that all the passengers shall observe one-seat-apart policy. Knowing the consequences that this policy will entail, Moreno tapped the City Social Welfare and Development Office (CSWDO) to plan and generate incentive programs to those operators that will be affected.
To guarantee full implementation, Cagayan de Oro City Police Office COCPO), Roads and Traffic Administration (RTA), Sangguniang Barangay and barangay tanods were all ordered to assist and implement the said EO. The operators and drivers are all expected to obey the said EO, and anyone who will violate may face charges as provided for under the law. Further, permits of the vehicles may be revoked. (JAKA/PIA10)