The Bacolod Traffic Authority Office (BTAO) has apprehended 263 vehicles from
June until the first week of September this year.
NEGROS OCCIDENTAL Gov. Alfredo G. Marañon, Jr. (center) turns over a check
worth P1M to barangay officials of Brgy. San Jose, Sipalay City headed by Brgy.
Capt. Ricardo C. De Gracia (4th from left) for the proposed construction of San
Jose Spring Development.*(Capitol photo)
BACOLOD CITY Councilor Wilson Gamboa Jr. addresses the mammoth crowd during
the tree planting event at Purok Arao in Brgy. Vista Algre, with giant tarpaulin
challenging "Save Lives… Plant Trees" as theme, while CDRRMO Chief Rufino Alcala
holds a megaphone for the councilor.*
Records obtained by the NDB from BTAO showed that of the total number of
vehicles nabbed by the traffic discipline officers of the Bacolod City
government, 217 were "for hire" vehicles and 46 private vehicles.
Of the 217 "for hire" vehicles, 157 of them had no drivers license and 109
with expired official registration during the same period, the records showed.
On the other hand, the BTAO also nabbed 195 tricycles with no motorized
tricycle operators permits (MTOP) and business permit.
Of the total private vehicles caught, 31 had no drivers license and 28 had