QC taps tricycle drivers in distribution of food packs
The Quezon City government has given tricycle drivers an alternative source of livelihood by tapping them to deliver family food packs to different barangays.
Assistant City Administrator for Operations Alberto Kimpo said the program was rolled out on Tuesday by the Tricycle Regulatory Division (TRD), tapping an initial 60 tricycle drivers to help the local government deliver assistance to its constituents.
“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 plan, 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.
“Ang kanilang magiging trabaho ay tumulong sa paghahanda ng family food packs.” said Ibon.
Aside from this, the local government is working on other programs to help tricycle drivers whose livelihoods have been affected by the enhanced community quarantine due to the Coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19).