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Valenzuela waives penalties for late renewal of pedicab, tricycle permits

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The Valenzuela City Council has approved three ordinances waiving the penalties and surcharges for the late renewal of registration and other pertinent permits of pedicabs, motorized tricycles, and e-trikes in light of the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) crisis.

Under Ordinance No. 682, Series of 2020, also known as “PODA Tigil Pasada, Tigil Multa Ordinance”, an amnesty on penalties and surcharges is awarded for the late renewal of the Registration, Permit to Operate, and Driver’s Permit for publicutility pedicabs. The same amnesty applies for the late renewal of Registration and Driver’s Permit for private utility pedicabs.

The “TODA Tigil Pasada, Tigil Multa Ordinance” or Ordinance No. 683, Series of 2020, meanwhile, waives the penalties and surcharges on the late renewal of the Franchise, Motorized Tricycle Operator’s Permit (MTOP), and Tricycle Driver’s Registration Identification Card (ID) for public utility tricycles.

It also covers the late renewal of Registration, annual regulation fare sticker, and Tricycle Driver’s Registration ID for private motorized tricycles.

Ordinance 684, Series of 2020, otherwise known as the “E-Trike Tigil Pasada, Tigil Multa Ordinance”, also grants amnesty on penalties and surcharges for the late renewal of Registration, Supervision Permit, and Driver’s Permit for both public and private e-trikes.

The ordinances also cover private utility pedicabs, private motorized tricycles and private e-trikes, heaving a sigh of relief for both private and public utility owners of pedicabs, tricycles and e-trikes.

Upon the lifting of the enhanced community quarantine, a 30-day extension shall be granted to drivers, owners and operators to process the requirements for renewal of their pedicabs, motor vehicles and e-trikes.

The amnesty shall apply to all renewals due for themonth of March until 30 days after the ECQ have been lifted.