City to Increase Pedicab Fare

The local government of San Carlos City thru the Sangguniang Panlungsod (SP) Office conducted a public hearing at the city auditorium on pedicab fare hike yesterday, Feb. 16.
Members of the San Carlos Pedicab Operators and Drivers Association (SCAPODA) requested the city officials to increase the five pesos fare rate to seven pesos for the riding public within the city limit while another four pesos increase to the standard six pesos rate for passengers going beyond the city limit.

(L-R) SP Philip Gerard Maisog, SP Benito Gustilo Jr       Pedicab operators and drivers association representatives
and SP Carlos Manuel Valmayor conducted Public         talks during the public hearing 
Hearing on pedicab fare increase at the city auditorium, yesterday

Some members of the SCAPODA said there is a need to increase fare since the last fare hike implemented was in 2012.
SP Member Benito Gustilo Jr, Chairman of the Public Utilities and Integrated Land Transport Terminal Committee said the increase is an overdue request of the pedicab drivers which was not carried out due to the pandemic.
Present during said hearing include SP Members Carlos Manuel Valmayor and Philip Gerard Maisog and staff of the Sangguniang Panlungsod Office, PEMS Noven Martin Lacson and Traffic PNCO were present in the said public hearing.