Marikina City Mayor “Marcelino “Marcy” Teodoro signed on Monday, July 4, a memorandum of agreement (MOA) with the Federation of Marikina Tricycle Operators and Drivers Association (TODA) District 1 to strengthen and extend modes of communication between the local government offices and the tricycle drivers and operators in the city.
Marikina City District 1 Congresswoman Marjorie Ann “Maan” Teodoro, other city officials, and members of the federation gathered at the Marikina Freedom Park to witness the signing.
Through the agreement, the TODA will be given a two-way radio that directly connects to the Marikina Central Communication and Command Center or Rescue 161.
This frequency will enable the organization to immediately communicate their needs and concerns to the local government.
They can also directly report the situations and conditions on the ground, particularly urgent cases or emergencies, to Rescue 161 or other local government offices.
“Pagpapatunay ito na sa Marikina, sama-sama at tulong tulong ang mamamayan at gobyerno sa pagpapanatili ng kaayusan at kaligtasan ng Lungsod (This is proof that in Marikina, the citizens and the government are helping each other to maintain the peace, order, and safety in our city),” read the statement released by the Marikina Public Information Office (PIO).
On June 22, the local government also forged an agreement with Solid Marikina Riders Club (SMRC), a non-governmental organization (NGO), to promote safe and responsible motorcycle driving.
The NGO also agreed to help and coordinate with the local government in their disaster response measures.