31 July 2012
An Ordinance requiring all tricycle drivers in Virac to wear proper attire will be implemented starting today. Based on the ordinance, drivers will be subjected to a penalty in case of failure to show off proper dress, shoes, pants and trash can inside the vehicle amounting to 100 pesos on every violation.
The said measure is a remarkable sign of putting in order those sectors like tricycle that are in a front row. It means that, the LGU Virac is promoting good-looking drivers in the capital town this time.
As expected, some of the drivers violently reacted against that policy for obvious reasons. However, they are not opposing the measures, but asking for an extension to provide the said requirements needed. According to them, it will be neither an extra baggage nor expenses for them as a bread winner for the family, and cause inconvenience to, especially during the rainy days.
Be that's as it may, this publication is expressing full support and hats off to this new policy. It must have been implemented long years ago, because this sector are the front liners in the promotion of tourism in the province. From airport terminal to ferry and bus terminal, they are the ones welcoming those domestic and foreign tourists.
While implementing the same, another point that should be considered is the attitude of these drivers. It's not bad to continuously reminding them the basic rules on proper manners and right conduct. They must know the proper courtesy and proper lingo in treating passengers for whom these are the sources of their livelihood. Like in Naga City, they must learn how to make use of the proper "po at opo" as a gesture of paying respect to the passengers.
However, implementing this kind of measure is not an easy task for the LGU, because it requires patients and political will. Doing so without delay and without fear or favor will be a doorway towards the successful realization of this commendable measure.