DILG Secretary Eduardo M. Año has signed Memorandum Circular 2020-036 directing all local chief executives to strictly implement the ban on tricycles, pedicabs and motorized pedicabs on national highways and to create a tricycle task force that shall draw up a tricycle route plan in their areas.

Citing safety reasons, Año said tricycles are also not allowed to even cross or make a U-turn on national highways. However, he added the local sanggunian may provide exceptions if there is no alternative route.

The directive also calls all local government units to review and modify tricycle routes according to the prohibition ban encouraged to include in their plans the construction of local roads or overpasses where the tricycles can operate.

Accordingly, non-compliance by local executives will be issued show-cause orders which shall be a ground for filing of appropriate administrative cases pursuant to the Local Government Code and other existing related laws and policies.

Read full text of MC 2020-036 below.

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