On Wednesday, March 18, Cabinet Secretary Karlo Nograles emphasized that using tricycles or motorcycles is against the safety measures of social distancing, which aims to contain the spread of the new coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19).
This means that Pasig City Mayor Vico Sotto’s lifting of the ban in using tricycles to transport healthcare workers is considered to be against the orders of authorities.
Apparently, the mayor was even told to be “more creative” and find other ways to transport essential staff.
Global Electric Transport (GET) Philippines stepped in to help the city by donating two Community Managed Electric Transport (COMET) units to give free rides in Pasig for essential frontline government personnel and healthcare workers, according to Pasig Transport.
The COMET vehicles operates from 7 AM to 10 AM and from 5 PM to 9 PM, with a designated route as seen below.
Aside from the vehicles, GET Philippines will give a complete service team including drivers, free of charge, to Pasig City.
The vehicles can transport 10 persons at a time to ensure social distancing. In non-emergency cases, a unit can transport 20 seated passengers and 10 standing passengers.
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