Senator Imee Marcos said the Department of Transportation (DOTr) should focus on improving public transportation to reduce traffic congestion instead of imposing new rules on ride-hailing companies.
The Ilocos Norte politiko was referring to what she called “dagdag-bawas” in the allotment of drivers to motorcycle ride-hailing companies.
She also there was no proper consultation on the driver allotment because the DOTR Technical Working Group shut out lawmakers from meetings held in November to December, even if the pilot test’s final goal is to aid legislation.
Marcos said it is Congress that should be tackling the bills on ride-hailing companies.
“Hindi na kailangang magpalusot ang DOTR na ang patas na bilang ay para sa fair competition at freedom of choice, dahil Kongreso naman ang gagawa ng batas para siguruhin ang mga ito,” she said.
“Ang dapat siguruhin ng DOTR ay mabawasan ang perwisyo sa traffic, kaya mas mabuting isali na ang lahat ng mga drayber na may karanasan na sa trabaho,” Marcos added.