CALOOCAN CITY, March 27 (PIA)--Some sixty (60) tricycle drives were initially tapped by the Quezon City government to deliver family food packs to its constituents in different barangays.
Assistant City Administrator for Operations Alberto Kimpo said the program was rolled out on Tuesday by the Tricycle Regulatory Division (TRD).
"Inatasan ng LGU ang tricycle drivers para sa paghahatid ng tulong sa ating mga mamamayan para magkaroon din sila ng kita para sa pangangailangan ng kanilang pamilya," said Kimpo.
Under the program, TRD head Ben Ibon said 10 tricycle drivers from a specific Tricycle Operators and Drivers Association (TODA) in each of the City's six districts will be tapped to work everyday.
"Kada araw, ibang TODA naman ang pagkukunan natin ng tao at rotation ang duty para magkaroon ng pagkakataon ang lahat na kumita kahit paano," said Ibon.
Tricycle drivers will be paid P500 per shift, on top of free meals.
According to Ibon, aside from delivery, the drivers will also be asked to help in the preparation of food packs
The local government is also working on other programs to help tricycle drivers whose livelihood have been affected by the enhanced community quarantine due to COVID-19. (QC PAISD/PIA-NCR)