MCH drivers and operators attended a dialogue called by Tomeco concerning the order of the Department of Interior and Local Government banning MCH to use national highways.

TACLOBAN CITY-To provide solution on the banning of three-wheeled vehicles from plying national highways, the Traffic Operation, Management, Enforcement, and Control Office (Tomeco) and the Department of Interior and Local Government (DILG) had a dialogue with several public and private tricycle, pedicab and motorized pedicab drivers and operators on Saturday(February 29)at Tacloban City Convention Center.
The said dialogue was set to clarify the guidelines of DILG Memorandum Circular 2020-036 which bans three-wheeled vehicles from operating along national roads and discuss the proposed ‘tricycle route plan’ of Tomeco and the City Tricycle Task Force chaired by Mayor Alfred S. Romualdez.
Based on the plan, outer lanes in some national roads will be designated for tricycles, and alternative routes will be provided in consideration for those who will not be able to pass on national highways.
However, pedicabs and motorized pedicabs are prohibited to travel on said roads to ensure the safety and comfort of the general public.
Meantime, prior to the issuance of M.C. 2020-036, tricycles and pedicabs are already banned on national roads under Republic Act 4136 or the Land Transportation Traffic Code and memoranda issued by DILG.
Present during the dialogue were Councilor Leo Bahin, committee chairperson on transportation, together with Tomeco head Restituto Reglos, City DILG Assistant for Operations Maridel Burgos and officials from Tacloban City Police, Department of Works and Highways and Highway Patrol Group.