February 22, 2024

Mayor Benjamin Magalong ordered the Baguio City Police Office to launch an aggressive campaign against colorum public utility vehicles observed to have proliferated anew this holiday season.

“We have to put a stop to the operation of these colorum vehicles because they not only contribute to our traffic problem but also put the safety of our commuting public at risk,” the mayor said.

He asked the riding public to help the city weed out these unauthorized public utility vehicles by not patronizing them.

“There are four reasons why we should avoid patronizing these illegal transportations. Their safety is questionable. These colorum trips are crime magnets. Commuters are more at risk of inconvenience and colorum vehicles are not insured,” the mayor said.

He said to address this, the city needs to intensify the implementation of City Ordinance 55 s. 2017 or the Anti-Colorum Ordinance.

The operation of colorum vehicles heightened due to the increased demand for transportation during the holiday.

The Land Transportation Office penalizes colorum operations with a fine of P200,000 and impounding of the motor vehicle used in the illegal activity. – Aileen P. Refuerzo