February 1, 2023

La Trinidad, Benguet has synchronized its temporary traffic scheme for taxis entering the municipality from March 1 to 31.
In an executive order issued Feb. 24, Mayor Romeo Salda said the adjustment came after the city government of Baguio issued its temporary traffic scheme for taxis which is in conflict with the number coding scheme implemented in the municipality.
He said the number coding scheme is in continuation of the taxi coding scheme that is being implemented this month.
“In due consideration of the foregoing and so as not to cause confusion and difficulty to both the commuting public and taxi drivers/operators entering La Trinidad, the municipality hereby resolved to adopt the temporary traffic scheme for taxis for the period of March 1 to 31,” Salda said.
On March 1, 6, 11, 16, 21, 26, and 31, taxis with license plates ending in 6, 7, 8, and 9 are prohibited to enter the municipality.
On March 2, 7, 12, 17, 22, and 27 taxis with license plates ending in 0, 1, 2, and 3 are likewise restricted while those prohibited on March 3, 8, 13, 18, 23, and 28 are those ending in 4, 5, 6, and 7.
Taxis covered on March 4, 9, 14, 19, 24, and 29 are those ending in 8, 9, 0, and 1 and taxis prohibited on March 5, 10, 15, 20, 25, and 30 are those ending in 2, 3, 4, and 5.
Taxi plying the municipality shall be allowed from 6 a.m. to 6 a.m. the following day.
Last year, the city government implemented a temporary traffic scheme for taxis plying the city, which caused confusion among traffic enforcers and taxi operators and drivers entering La Trinidad.
The town’s traffic enforcers ended up apprehending taxis, which ferried passengers from the city into the town.
Due to the huge number of apprehensions and complaints from taxi drivers and operators, the LGU decided to bring back the citation tickets of the apprehended taxi drivers. – Ofelia C. Empian