Transport operators, UPMin sign MOA
University of the Philippines Mindanao (UPMin) Chancellor Lyre Murao met Mintal transport operators and the barangay chairperson on February 27, 2023, for an agreement on transportation fares to and from the UP Mindanao campus. The standard fares were contained in a memorandum of agreement which was signed by transport association heads in the presence of Bgy. Mintal Chairperson Rey Amador Bargamento and University Student Council Vice-Chairperson Raphael John Dimalanta.
The standard fares will be in effect for a year, though open for review as needed, and is applicable for UPMin personnel, students, and their parents. The minimum fare from Mintal highway to the campus is P15 for trips with 3-4 passengers, and P20 to the Davao City-UP Sports Complex for 3-4 passengers.
The agreement was the product of discussions among the tricycle and motorcab operators and the UPMin transport committee, formed by Vice-Chancellor for Administration Leo Manuel Estana and chaired by Asst. Prof. Angelo Regalado. Manuel Chiong Jr. signed for the UP Tricycle Operators & Drivers Association (UP-TODA) and Alexander Cabillo for the New United Motorcab Drivers Association of Mintal (NUMODA).
Chairperson Bargamento told the drivers that the agreement would be a benefit to them, considering UPMin’s student population.
“This is a first for us, wherein UPMin entered into an agreement with our transport operators for the welfare of our UPMin constituents,” said Chancellor Murao.
[Top photo] Asst. Prof. Angelo Regalado (most right), UPMin's Transportation Committee chairperson, opens the ceremony before (seated, left-right) Bgy. Mintal's Rey Amador Bargamento, UPMin's Lyre Anni Murao, and UP-TODA's Manuel Chiong Jr. to the members of Committee and members of UP-TODA and NUMODA.
[Second photo] Bgy. Mintal Chair. Bargamento and UP-TODA's Manuel Chiong sign the MOA
[Third photo] NUMODA's Alexander Cabillo signs the MOA
[Bottom image] The fare matrix