Hermosa mayor intensifies anti-colorum drive against tricycles

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HERMOSA, Bataan – Last Thursday, February 8, the Task Force Anti Colorum nets one tricycle with no franchise and expired registration.

The tricycle driver was caught with student passengers on board. Among those who apprehended the driver were task force head Rey Morales and Chief Marshall Marlouie Hunter.

“We want to show our constituents that we, the Hermosa LGU headed by Mayor Jopet Inton, are serious with this intensified campaign. Offenders will be fined,” Hermosa Municipal Administrator Atty. Ariel Inton told this reporter in a phone interview.

Last February 5, a meeting with tricycle operators and drivers associations (TODA) presidents of Hermosa was held with executive assistant to the mayor Rex Jorge, Hermosa deputy chief of police, Senior Insp. Phoe Pangan, administrative staff Rey Morales, administrative aide Fidel Ote, Hermosa Marshall Head Marloie Hunter and municipal administrator, Atty. Inton.

The said meeting marked the launching of the Anti-Colorum Drive against unregistered tricycles and undisciplined drivers in the municipality.

“Our objective is to provide safe, convenient and efficient travel in the continuous progress of the Municipality of Hermosa under Mayor Jopet Inton,” Atty. Inton said.

Hermosa town is a part in the undergoing construction of the 66.4 kilometer Central Luzon Link Expressway (CLLEx). It will link Tarlac City to San Jose, Nueva Ecija. On the other hand, the Subic–Clark–Tarlac Expressway (SCTEx) that links Hermosa, Bataan to Tarlac City.
Tarlac–Pangasinan–La Union Expressway (TPLEx) that links Tarlac City to La Union is already operational.

The town is also being eyed by Philippine Economic Zone Authority (PEZA) to be one of the sites of a defense industrial complex aside from the other area in Limay town, the Government Arsenal.