Motorized Tricycle Central Pick Up Station is now finally open to the public after its inauguration and blessing that transpired at City Mall Complex, Ziga Avenue, Tabaco City, October 18, 2017.
Father Roque Patanao led the prayer and blessing for the event. While the ribbon cutting ceremony was conducted by City Mayor Cielo Krisel Lagman-Luistro and City Vice Mayor Nestor San Pablo. This was followed by a message from Committe Chairman on Transportation, Kagawad Renir Burce who gave his gratitude to all of the people behind the success in the construction of the new Tabaco City Pick Up Station.
Present in the event are councilors: Gio Ong Bongao, Hector Rodriguez, Oscar Rocha and Raul Borejon, together with Deputy Chief of Police Pedro Rafael and Traffic Supervisor SP02 Benjamin Borromeo.
City Engineering Office personnel and Head, Engineer Rolando Garcia and other staff from City Hall also participated at the said event. But the stars of the ceremony are the motorized tricycle drivers and commuters who will benefit from the newly constructed Motorized Tricycle Pick Up Station. This is consists of 16 slots for 16 paradas from barangays: San Vicente, San Carlos, Sua Igot, Oras, San Atonio, Bankilingan, Bantayan, Deca, Basagan, Buhian, Oson, Quinastillojan, Pinagbobong, Bogñabong, Mariroc and Panal.
Also, there is an open space designated for parking area of these motorized tricycles located at Quinale, Tabaco City in order to avoid jamp-packed vehicles at the main motorized tricycle pick up station.
In Mayor Krisel’s closing speech, she emphasized the significance of wide and open streets that are mainly for the utilization of the public, not for the vehicles, “An tinampo para sa mga tao, bako para sa mga auto. . . [Ta] Digdi kita nag hihirilingan. . .”
She also mentioned the changes she wanted to achieve in order to solve the traffic problems in the city, pedicab (padyak) lanes and 3 storey parking building are just some of these solutions. Futhermore, the old PUVs drop and pick up station and Tabaco PNP substation (SIPAC) will soon be eradicated and put elsewhere for a wider space and to minimize the traffic.
Tabaco City will continue to develop and modernize for the convenience of the public.