Valencia City Traffic Management Center Conducts GMRC Seminar for Motorela Drivers

To ensure that all motorela drivers and operators in the city are fully equipped with adequate knowledge, skills and right attitude, the City Traffic Management Center conducted a seven-day Motorela Drivers and Operators Good Manners and Right Conduct Seminar on October 20, 21, 22, 23, 27, 28 and 29, 2015 at the New Terminal Complex, Poblacion, Valencia City, Bukidnon.

The seminar was divided into seven days to accommodate the seven motorela associations in Valencia City: VAMCODA, VUMODA, VAMSCI, VCRDOA, IODA, VMODA and VALMA.

During the whole day seminar, participants were immersed in various topics which are beneficial in their daily dealings as drivers and operators.

Mr. Joseph A. Casas of CTMC discussed on Courtesy and Discipline which is very important in for drivers to note. He also emphasized that drivers should have driver’s permit from the city and that they should undergo GMRC Seminar prior to their operation.

Mrs. Gloria Abejuela from the City Mayor’s Office inculcated moral values and added that drivers and operators as well should have a solid foundation on positive mores for they are handling customers in their day to day functions.

Forester Julius Parian, City Environment and Natural Resources Officer spoke about the Ecological and Solid Waste Management concerns and RA 9003 or the Solid Waste Management Act of 2000. Forester Parian emphasized that they require a trash can that is visibly located inside the motorela.

Meanwhile, Ms. Grace A. Dapanas, AO V and Division In-Charge of Business Permits and Licensing Division of the Office of the City Administrator discussed the processes on how to apply for a franchise case number including ways on how to apply for a motorela permit. She also discussed the good practices initiated by the Local Chief Executive Hon. Azucena P. Huervas that positively affects motorela operation in the city.

City Health Concerns were discussed by City Health Officer Marlyn V. Agbayani, M.D. and she emphasized that motorela drivers should have proper hygiene and good grooming as the City Health Office requires them to undergo laboratory tests and X-ray for them to acquire a Health Certificate. “Motorela drivers should have proper hygiene and their motorelas should also be in good condition, clean and sanitized and free from sharp objects,” Dr. Agbayani said.

Mr. Arthur Ranque, Transportation Relation Officer II of Land Transportation Office discussed RA 4136 or the Land Transportation and Traffic Code which control and apply the registration and operation of motor vehicles and the licensing of owners, dealers, conductors and drivers.

P03 Sanrio L. Dy of Valencia City Police Station discussed the traffic concerns including investigation. P03 emphasized the role of drivers in understanding traffic signs, violations and corresponding penalties in accordance to the Local Ordinances. He also stressed that drivers should be courteous at all times. He also explained the standard operating procedures during vehicular accidents and the necessary documents needing during investigation.

Mr. June Ray A. Valero, RN, Operations Officer of City Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Office discussed the roles of a driver during emergencies.

The roles of motorela drivers during an emergency are as follows:

  1. Ensure scene safety; ensure personal safety, victim safety and bystander safety;
  2. Call City Rescue Team for help at 09055940094; radio mobile-14.247 mhz and Landline Tel. # (088) 828-2411
  3. Gain access to the victim, identify and manage any threats to victim’s life like bleeding and fractures;
  4. Stabilize and transport the victim to the nearest hospital with proper handling procedures;
  5. Endorse the victim to the doctor or medical personnel; and
  6. Give way for emergency vehicles when siren is heard.

Mr. Valero also demonstrated the proper way of carrying a victim and taught the participants how to make a stretcher out of indigenous materials; he also disseminated the other hotline numbers:

  • PNP - 09177189191
  • BFP - 09268954844
  • RESCUE - 09055940094

City Vice Mayor Hon. Rolando P. Laviña, Chairman of City Motorela Franchising Regulatory Board (CMFRB) provided the questionnaires for the attendees at the end of the seminar.

For all the seven motorela associations in Valencia City, a total of 1, 218 motorela has motorela permit and franchise that are operating in the city.

Mr. Crisostomo Sistoso, CTMC Head facilitated the GMRC Seminar which was attended by all motorela association in Valencia City.