July 21, 2007 –The Committee on Transportation under the chairmanship of Councilor Rey Lawrence K. Tan conducted a seminar and information drive for “habal-habal drivers operating within the municipal bounds, with the topics on municipal traffic ordinance, regulatory fees, law enforcement action and good manners, grooming and etiquette on serving passengers. The seminar was held at the SB session hall and was attended by about 80 habal-habal drivers.
Councilor Valentin F. Babanto in behalf of the committee, welcomed the participants and stressed the importance of the seminar which is to educate the drivers on basic road courtesy and their compliance of regulatory permits from LGU.
On the other hand, Mayor Jajalla stressed the safety of both motorists and riding public is the primary intention of this seminar. He also recognized the important role of habal habal sectors in the town’s tourism drive as they are in the frontline that give right information and best services to tourist and visitors.
Other speakers with their topics were MPDC Ben Paderanga -A.L.E.X. Development Agenda; SB Secretary Homer R. Jajalla -Municipal Traffic Code; Treasurer Judith Baita -Collection of Regulatory Fees and Penalties for Violators; PINSP Richard Catipay -Law Enforcement Action, and; Coun. Manolo Tabamo -Quality Service, Good Grooming and Etiquettes.
The commitee is set to conduct a second batch of the same seminar for motorela drivers. (Homer R. Jajalla)