Under a proposed ordinance passed by the City Council on second reading last 4 July 2023, the fares for tri-wheels in the City of Manila will be finally standardized.
Draft Ordinance 8391 was filed by 1st District Councilor Jesus “Taga” Fajardo, Jr., Chairman of the Council’s Committee on Transportation, after finding out that there existed no standard fare matrix for tri-wheels in the city.
Prior to the 4 July session, the transportation committee held four hearings, attended by the Manila Traffic and Parking Bureau and various Tricycle Operators and Drivers’ Associations, resulting in an agreement on the amount of fares that may be reasonably imposed on the public.
Under the proposed measure, each passenger will pay a base fare of ₱16.00 for the first kilometer of the trip, and an additional ₱5.00 for every succeeding 500 meters. Apart from regular tricycles, tri-wheels include pedicabs and e-trikes.
The ordinance will also regulate all the tri-wheels service providers and penalize abusive drivers who overcharge their passengers.
“This ordinance will be of great help in creating a more orderly, liveable and lovable City of Manila, as what we all aim for”, said Councilor Fajardo on the sidelines of the session.