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CTTMO starts assigning body numbers for tricycles

THE CITY Transport and Traffic Management Office (CTTMO) has been sticking body numbers upon registration of tricycles for hire and issuing Motorized Tricycle Operator’s Permit (MTOP) starting last month.

In a media interview on Monday, CTTMO head Dionisio Abude said: “Hinay-hinay to siya tungod kay tanan barangay nahimuan nato karon [og number]. Very easy na siya [to identify]. Sa third district nakabutang na letter diha MTH-3 (Motorized Tricycle for Hire-3) meaning third district. Kung Baliok ka BLK, so kung imong number sa database 001, meaning to say kaning numbera ni naay corresponding pangalan sa driver nga naka include, kung makita nagreklamo ang number dali lang kaayo ma trace nato. Mugawas dayon ang iyang nawong mugawas ang iyahang complete name (We have gradually implemented this in all barangays as we already created a body number per barangay. It is very easy to identify. For the third district, we assigned MTH for Motorized Tricycle for Hire and 3 for the third district. If you are in Baliok, you will have BLK. So, if your number in the database is 001, this number has the corresponding name of the driver. We can easily trace it during complaints since the driver’s face and complete name will be shown).”

Abude said the numbers would be painted on the tricycle’s roof for easy identification. 

The drivers must follow the specifications, and non-compliance with specifications means cancellation of the MTOP. He said they needed to add the body number to the roof for security reasons.

Unang una siyempre naa ma’y panghitabo gud nga nakita nato nga naay na-capture sa CCTV tapos wala na identify (We have done this because there are incidents wherein the vehicles are captured by CCTV but were not identified),” he said.

Abude said new body numbers are given to those who renew their MTOP. The renewal of the MTOP is done at the CTTMO office.

He said that with the upcoming implementation of the city’s bus system and with the direction of limiting the number of motorized vehicles per route, motorized vehicles with incomplete requirements or specifications may not be renewed.


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