Title 36 – Traffic and Transportation

TITLE 36

Traffic and Transportation 

 

Chapter I

Speed Limit of Vehicle

  1. Speed Limit of  Vehicles Passing In Front of Public Places

Section 1. All drivers of motor vehicles must limit their speed to five kilometers per hour in passing in front of the public market, schools, business sections, the administration of the NLSA, and trading stores at Lagao, over speeding is hereby strictly prohibited.

Section 2. Motor vehicles traveling at night time must carry headlight.

Section 3. Any person convicted of violation of any of the foregoing section shall be punished by a fine of not exceeding P200.00 or imprisonment of not exceeding six months or both at the discretion of the court.

  1. Speed Limit of Vehicles Passing Streets, Avenue and Boulevards of the Poblacion, Barrios of Lagao and Bula

Section 1. All motorists traversing and passing all streets, avenues and boulevards must limit their speed to Twenty (20) kilometers per hour.

Section 2. All motorists found guilty of this offense shall be fined of at least P5.00 but not exceeding P10.00 or an imprisonment of one (1) day but not exceeding two (2) days, or both at the discretion of the Court.

Section 3. The Municipality should provide signboards to guide motorists.

  1. Speed Limit Within Town Limit

Section 1. It is unlawful for any person or persons, driver or drivers of any vehicles to drive his vehicle more than 15 kilometers per hour with the specified zones, as follows:

Morrow Boulevard

Pioneers Avenue

School Avenue

Gallego Boulevard

Silway road and 100 meters in both

direction from any public building.

Section 2. Blowing of horns are not allowed from 9:00 P.M. until 6:00 A.M.

Section 3. Any person or persons found guilty of violating the above provisions shall be punished of a fine not more than P200.00 or an imprisonment not exceeding six (6) months or both fine and imprisonment at the direction of the court.

 

Chapter II

Provision of Light and Reflectorized Sticker to Vehicle

  1. Cariton

Section 1. It shall be the duty of every cariton owners to provide their cariton with lantern during night while passing on public or private road in order to avoid accidents.

Section 2. Any cariton owners convicted for violation of the foregoing article shall be punished by a fine of not exceeding P100.00 or imprisonment of not exceeding 30 days or both at the discretion of the court.

  1. Bicycle

Section 1. It shall be unlawful for any cyclist and bicycle owners to ply along public streets/roads and avenues within General Santos City without providing their bicycles with front and rear lights as well as reflectorized materials.

Section 2. Any person or persons violating this ordinance shall be subject to a fine of not less than P50.00 but not more than P100.00 or an imprisonment of not less than (10) days but not more than twenty (20) days or both at the discretion of the Court.

  1. Provision of Light

Section 1. It shall be unlawful for trucks, jeepneys, tricycles and other motor vehicles from operating or being used and/or using the streets of the poblacion of General Santos, Cotabato, without two (2) and one (1) hind lights. 

            Section 2. Any person or persons found violating this Ordinance shall be subject to a fine of not less than P50.00 but not more than P100.00 or a fine of not less than 10 days but not more than 20 days, or both at the discretion of the Court.

  1. Reflectorized Sticker on Tricycle

Section 1. That all tricycle operators are required to provide reflectorized stickers in all their tricycle units plying in General Santos City.

Section 2. Violation of this ordinance shall be subject to a fine of not less than P50.00.

 

Chapter III

Overloading of Motor Vehicle

Section 1. The overloading of motor vehicles operating within the municipality is hereby prohibited to implement the enforcement of Act No.3992 as amended by the Revised Motor Vehicle Law.

Section 2. Any person, drivers or owners of motor vehicles, violating the foregoing section shall be punished in accordance with the provisions of Act No. 3992, as amended by the Revised Motor Vehicle Law.

 

Chapter IV

Parking Area

  1. Parking Area for Bus

Section 1. All passenger buses are hereby prohibited to go around the town (General Santos Poblacion) picking up passengers.

Section 2. Passenger buses should park at the designated waiting station – the General Santos Park, Recreational area and along the market in Simplicio Cagampang Street.

Section 3. The speed limit of all motor vehicles running in the Poblacion and Lagao area shall be 5 miles per hour.

Section 4. Penalty – Any driver found guilty of violating any provisions of this ordinance shall be punished with a fine of not less than ten pesos (P10.00) nor more than two hundred pesos (P200.00) or an imprisonment of not less than five (5) days nor more than six (6) months and in case of recidivist, both fine and imprisonment at the discretion of the court and subsidiary imprisonment in case of insolvency.

  1. Parking at Road-Right-of-Way

Section 1. It is unlawful for any land transportation to park over night on road right of way.

Section 2. Any driver or owner of land transportation company will be both liable if found guilty of the above provision and punished of a fine of not more than two hundred pesos or an imprisonment of not more than six months or both fine and imprisonment at the discretion of the court.

  1. Parking Area for Private Vehicles

Section 1. The parking of vehicles will only be parallel on both sides of Pioneer’s Avenue and         Morrow Blvd., from General Santos Park (West) to the southern end of Saging Street (East); however, no vehicle is allowed to park on both sides of Tinago/Callejon; 10 meters from Tinago going West and 10 meters going East.

Section 2. Private vehicles and motor vehicles with “TH” “PUJ” and “AC” plates will be allowed to park on both sides of said streets, only for loading and unloading.

Only Vehicles “Not for Hire”, private of public, shall be allowed to park “Horizontally”, four (4) meters infront of every establishments on both sides of the sidewalks of Pioneer’s Avenue.

Section 3. Violation of the provisions of Section 1 and Section 2 hereof will subject the offender to a fine of not less than ten pesos (P10.00) and not more than fifty pesos (P50.00), or an imprisonment of not less than ten days but not more than thirty (30) days, or both such fine and imprisonment at the discretion of the Court.

  1. Parking at C.P. Garcia Park

Section 1. The parking of all kinds of vehicles in non–designated parking spaces of the Carlos P. Garcia Park is hereby prohibited.

Section 2. Sign/billboards to this effect be placed in designated and non–designated parking spaces for purposes of public notice.

Section 3. Violation of this Ordinance shall subject the violator to a fine as follows:

First Offense:                P50.00

Second Offense:           P100.00

Third Offense:               P200.00 or imprisonment of one (1) month or both such

fine and imprisonment at the discretion of the Court.

Where the violator of this Ordinance does not contest his apprehension and elect to pay the fine imposed by this Ordinance, the enforcement officer shall forthwith issue a citation ticket to the person apprehended without resort to the Court. The citation ticket shall state or contain (a) the name, signature, age and address of the person apprehended, (b) the material facts obtaining in the commission or omission of the crime defined and penalized under this Ordinance, (c) the amount of fine which is payable in favor of the City Government of General Santos, and (d) notice requiring the person apprehended for extrajudicial settlement of his violation by paying the prescribed fine at the Office of the City Treasurer within ten (10) working days from issuance thereof, otherwise, appropriate complaint shall be filed against him with the appropriate government agency such as the City Prosecution Office, for the filing of appropriate charge against him with the Court of law.

  1. Parking Area at the Entrance and Exit of Public Market

Section 1. The parking of vehicles along the designated entrance and exit areas within public market is hereby prohibited.

Section 2.  Violation of this Ordinance shall subject the offender/s to a fine of fifty pesos (P50.00) and/or imprisonment of not more than ten (10) days or both at the discretion of the Court.

Where the violator of this Ordinance does not contest his apprehension and elect to pay the fine imposed by this Ordinance, the enforcement officer shall forthwith issue a citation ticket to the person apprehended without resort to the Court. The citation ticket shall state or contain (a) the name, signature, age and address of the person apprehended, (b) the material facts obtaining in the commission or omission of the crime defined and penalized under this Ordinance, (c) the amount of fine which is payable in favor of the City Government of General Santos, and (d) notice requiring the person apprehended for extrajudicial settlement of his violation by paying the prescribed fine at the Office of the City Treasurer within ten (10) working days from issuance thereof, otherwise, appropriate complaint shall be filed against him with the appropriate government agency such as the City Prosecution Office, for the filing of appropriate charge against him with the Court of law.

  1. Parking Space/Terminal

Section 1. All provisions regarding designation of parking for passenger buses, jeepneys, cargo trucks and tricycles embodied under Ordinance Nos. 8 and 23, series of 1964, respectively; Ordinance No. 26, series of 1965, and Ordinance No. 62 series of 1967, are hereby repealed.

Section 2. The following is hereby adopted:

1.    That all passenger buses including “Mini–buses” without its own terminals and regardless of where it is coming from or going to shall park along the right side of Gallego Boulevard from corner of Narangita Street from the Public Market on spaces adequately designated by visible signs;
2.    That part of Cagampang Street from corner West side road to Gallego Boulevard is hereby designated as parking space for jeepneys coming from or going to Katangawan, Tinagakan, Ligaya, Conel, Mabuhay, Malungon and Alabel;
3.    That portion of Gallego Boulevard Public Market site, from corners of Cagampang to Morrow Boulevard is hereby reserved as parking space for jeepneys coming in and going out for Lagao, Bula, Baluan and Buayan;
4.    That portion of the Morrow Boulevard from corner Gallego Boulevard to West Side Road and the Southwestern portion of General Santos is designated as parking space for jeepneys going out and coming in from Kiamba, Maasim, Calumpang, Klinan, Siguel and Polomolok;
5.    That the West Side road, Eastern side from corners Morrow Boulevard to Cagampang Street is designated as parking space for tricycles;
6.    That no streets, alleys, and parks shall be utilized as terminal of public utility buses and jeepneys except those mentioned in this Ordinance.

Section 3. Violation of this Ordinance shall subject the offender/offenders to a fine of not less than P20.00 but not more than P50.00, or an imprisonment of not less than 5 days, but not more than 15 days, or both at the discretion of the court.

Section 4. All other ordinance which may run counter with the provisions of the ordinance is hereby deemed repealed.

 

Chapter V

Blowing of Horns

  1. Blowing of Horn Within Poblacion

Section 1. The blowing of horns of all motor vehicles within and around the General Santos poblacion and the three barrios of Lagao (Barrios 1, 2 and 3) from 6:00 P.M. to 6:00 A.M., is hereby prohibited.

Section 2. Any violation of this ordinance shall be punished by a fine of not less than P20.00 nor more than P200.00 or an imprisonment of not less than five (5) days nor more than six (6) months, and in case of recidivist, both fine and imprisonment may be imposed according to the discretion of the Court and subsidiary imprisonment in case of insolvency.

  1. Blowing of Horn In Front of Church and Other Places

Section 1.  It shall be unlawful for any person/persons and operators of motor vehicles to blow its horn in front of all churches and other sacred places, premises of municipal hall, court houses, etc., and for other purposes.

Section 2. Violation of this Ordinance shall subject the offender/offenders to a fine of not more than P100.00 or an imprisonment of five (5) days but not exceeding ten (10) days, or both, at the discretion of the Court.

 

Chapter VI

One-Way Traffic

  1. Morrow Boulevard, Gallego Boulevard, Del Pilar Street, and Cagampang Street

Section 1. Declaring Morrow Boulevard, Gregorio Del Pilar, Gallego Boulevard and Cagampang Street as one way street during Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays of the week for:

a)     All vehicles coming from Dadiangas going either Lagao or Bula will take the usual route.

b)    All vehicles coming from Lagao will have to turn right to Cagampang St. and turn left to Gregorio Del Pilar St. and another turn right to Morrow Boulevard, towards Dadiangas;

c)     All vehicles coming from Bula should turn right to Gallego Boulevard then turn left to Cagampang St. then turn left to Gregorio Del Pilar St. and finally turn right to Morrow Boulevard towards Dadiangas.

For purposes of this Ordinance, the vehicles mentioned above, refers to passenger jeepneys and busses only.

Section 2. Violation of this Ordinance shall subject the offender with a fine of P 5.00 for every offense or an imprisonment of not exceeding five (5) days or both fine and imprisonment at the discretion of the Court.

  1. Marist Avenue

Section 1. Marist Avenue which has been declared as one-way-traffic under City Ordinance No. 20, Series of 1980, is hereby declared to be a TWO-WAY-TRAFFIC Provided, That a NO-LEFT-TURN RULE shall strictly enforce against all vehicles entering to and existing from each endpoint or junction of the same avenue.

Section 2. (a) The Traffic Control Division of the Philippine National Police in the City shall be held responsible for the effective enforcement of appropriate traffic in the said city road. (b) And immediately after approval of this Ordinance, the same agency is hereby directed to cause the installation of convenient traffic signs at each endpoint of the same city road for public guidance.

Section 3. Any violation of this Ordinance shall subject the offender to the appropriate penalties provided for under existing traffic laws, rules and regulations.

  1. Street in Bo. Obrero

Section 1. The unnamed street at Barrio Obrero more specifically the street passing Doming Motor Shop and Macopa Street is hereby declared one – way traffic.

Section 2. The point of entry of public utility buses and jeeps which are bound for city terminal shall be at the unnamed street passing Doming Motor Shop at Barrio Obrero. The point of exit of same buses and jeeps coming from the city terminal bound to their respective destinations shall be at Macopa Street passing Laurel Street.

Section 3. Any violation of this ordinance, the offender/s shall subject to a fine of One Hundred (P100.00) Pesos or an imprisonment of five days or both upon the discretion of the court.

D. Biateles Street

Section 1. Biateles Street is hereby declared as one-way traffic street during school days with entrance from the junction of Roxas Avenue to exit to the straight corner of Biateles Street from 6:30 A.M. TO 8:00 A.M.; 11:00 A.M. TO 1:00 P.M. AND 4:00 P.M. TO 6:00 P.M.

Section 2. The Police Department shall implement this Ordinance and place the necessary traffic signs in the above-mentioned road.

Section 3. In violation of this Ordinance, shall subject the offender/s to a fine of P50.00 and/or imprisonment of five days or both at the discretion of the court. 

  1. San Pablo Street

Section 1. San Pablo Street fronting Notre Dame of Lagao for Girls (NDLG), Notre Dame of Dadiangas College High School (NDDC-HS) and Saints Peter and Paul Church is hereby declared as “one way traffic”, using Rivera Street as the entrance point and Tiongson and San Pedro Streets as the exits.

Section 2. San Pedro Street (from the point of San Pablo Street to Jose Catolico Avenue) shall be declared and designated as diagonal parking area and closed to traffic during Saturdays and Sundays only, upon condition that the lot owners shall not be deprived of their road- right- of- way and a “do not block the driveway” signboard shall be placed/displayed thereat.

Section 3. The right side of San Pablo Street ( facing Tiongson Street from Rivera Street) shall be declared and designated as parallel parking area except the areas fronting the school gates and church entrance.

Section 4. Any violation of this ordinance shall subject the offender to the following:

a)    First Offense           -           P 500.00

b)    Second Offense      -           P 750.00

c)    Third Offense          -           P 1,000.00

  1. Niyog Street

Section 1. During school days, Niyog Street Extension is hereby declared as one-way traffic with entrance point at Magsaysay Avenue and exit point at Nuestra Señora Dela Paz Street, from 6:00 AM to 8:00 AM, 11:00 AM to 1:30 PM, and 4:00 PM to 6:00 PM.

Section 2.  Any person found violating this Ordinance shall be penalized with a fine of P200.00, or an imprisonment of not more than five (5) days, or both such fine and imprisonment at the discretion of the Court.

Chapter VII

Passage of Vehicles

  1. Barrio Multi-Purpose Pavement

Section 1. All bull carts, jeeps, and trucks are prohibited to get inside the Barrio multi-purpose pavement.

Section 2. It shall be unlawful for any person to bring bull carts, jeeps and trucks inside the multi-purpose pavement.

Section 3. Violation of this Ordinance shall be imposed with a fine of not less than two(P2.00)pesos but not exceeding ten(P10.00) pesos or an imprisonment ranging from one(1) day to five(5) days at the discretion of the Barrio Lieutenant.

  1. Asphalted Roads

Section 1.  Logging trucks whenever loaded with logs for shipment or for deposit to log ponds in preparation for shipment thereof are hereby prohibited to pass on asphalted roads within the Municipality of General Santos, Cotabato.

Section 2. For purposes of this Ordinance, log trucks drivers and truck owners shall be held jointly liable for any violation hereof.

Section 3. Any person or persons found violating this Ordinance shall be subject to a fine of at least P50.00 but not exceeding P200.00 or an imprisonment of at least 3 months but not exceeding six (6) months or both fine and imprisonment at the discretion of the Court.

  1. Compound of Court House

Section 1. That all motor vehicles excepting vehicles owned by Court Personnel are prohibited to enter the premises of the Court of First Instance, Branch II.

Section 2. Violation of this Ordinance shall subject the offender/offenders to a fine of P50.00 but not more than P100.00.

 

Chapter VIII

Truck Ban

  1. Road Fronting MSU High School

Section 1. The passage of heavy trucks (6 tons and above) along the road fronting the High School Department of the Mindanao State University is hereby prohibited.

Section 2. The Police Department shall implement this Ordinance and place the necessary traffic signs in the aforementioned road such that heavy trucks with 6 tonnage shall not be able to pass thereat.

Section 3. Any violation of this Ordinance shall subject the offender/s to a fine of not exceeding one thousand pesos (P1,000.00) or an imprisonment of not more than five ( 5) days or both such fine and imprisonment at the discretion of the Court.

Where the violator of this Ordinance does not contest his apprehension and elect to pay the fine imposed by this Ordinance, the enforcement officer shall forthwith issue a citation ticket to the person apprehended without resort to the Court. The citation ticket shall state or contain (a) the name, signature, age and address of the person apprehended, (b) the material facts obtaining in the commission or omission of the crime defined and penalized under this Ordinance, (c) the amount of fine which is payable in favor of the City Government of General Santos, and (d) notice requiring the person apprehended for extrajudicial settlement of his violation by paying the prescribed fine at the Office of the City Treasurer within ten (10) working days from issuance thereof, otherwise, appropriate complaint shall be filed against him with the appropriate government agency such as the City Prosecution Office, for the filing of appropriate charge against him with the Court of law.

  1. Lower Silway Bridge

Section 1. The passage of trailers, trucks and other heavy equipment or vehicles weighing more than fifteen (15) metric tons on Lower Silway Bridge, Barangay Dadiangas West, is hereby prohibited.

Section 2. Any violation of this Ordinance shall suffer the driver of trailers, trucks and other heavy equipment or vehicles to a fine of P3,000.00 for the first offense, P4,000.00 for the second offense, and  P5,000.00 for the third offense and subsequent offenses.

  1. Salvani Street

Section 1. The passage of trucks and heavy equipment weighing 6 tons and above at Salvani Street, Barangay City Heights, this City is hereby prohibited from Monday to Friday during peak hours of school days from 6:00 AM to 8:00 AM and 4:00 PM to 6:00 PM.

Section 2. The Traffic Management Office of the City shall implement this Ordinance and place the necessary traffic signs in the aforementioned road for drivers of trucks and heavy equipment drivers to take heed and shall not pass thereat during peak hours of school days as mentioned in Section 1 of this Ordinance;

The Barangay Government of City Heights may provide Traffic Aides or Barangay Tanods to enhance the effective enforcement of this Ordinance.

Section 3. Any truck/heavy equipment driver or operator who violates this Ordinance shall be punished by a fine of One Thousand Pesos (P1,000.00) and/or imprisonment of not more than five (5) days or both at the discretion of the court.

Where the violator of this Ordinance does not contest his/her apprehension and elect to pay the fine imposed under the preceding paragraph, the enforcement officer shall forthwith issue citation ticket to the person apprehended without resort to the Court.  The citation ticket shall state or contain (a.) the name, signature, age and address of the person apprehended, (b.) the material facts obtaining in the commission or omission of the crime defined and penalized under this Ordinance, (c.) the amount of fine which is payable in favor of the City Government of General Santos, and (d.) notice requiring the person apprehended for extra-judicial settlement of his/her violation by paying the prescribed amount of fine at the Office of the City Treasurer within seventy-two (72) hours from issuance thereof, otherwise, appropriate complaint shall be filed against him/her before the court of law.

 

Chapter IX

Operation of Tricycle

  1. Registration

Section 1. It shall be unlawful for any person or persons to operate and/or drive (pedal) a tricycle within the Municipality of General Santos, Cotabato, without first securing permit from the Office of the Mayor and paying corresponding licenses from the Municipal Treasurer.

Permit and licenses should be issued only upon fulfillment by the applicant of the following:

  1. Certificate of ownership should be presented to the Office of the Mayor by tricycle owners/operators;
  2. Police Clearance be secure first by applicants PROVIDED, That whenever applicants are tricycle driver proper orientation with regards to traffic rules and regulations should first be given under the auspices of the office of the Chief of Police, including the capacity of each tricycle which shall be two passengers each; and PROVIDED, FURTHER, That tricycles should be provided with lights from 6:00 P.M. to 6:00 A.M. and
    1. Tricycle owners should go to the Treasurer’s Office which in turn the City Treasurer will supply the small plates at P1.00 each.  At the operators’ expense, the numbers should be reproduced to the size of 12 inches long and 4 inches wide – back to back in a plate with a frame and painted with luminous paint, the border of which should be painted white and placed on top of the tricycle in order to insure uniformity among all tricycles.

Section 2. The License for the operation of tricycle shall be TEN (P10.00) PESOS per annum, per unit and a permit fee of FIVE (P5.00) PESOS per operator. All applicants, operators and/or drivers shall also pay the required medical fees and fixed by existing ordinance in addition to the above permit fees and licenses.

Section 3.  Before issuing a permit, the mayor or his duly authorized representative shall inspect each  and every tricycles for hire or for public conveyance, said inspection to by repeated every three (3) months thereafter except when the tricycle shall cease operate, in which case the office of the Mayor shall be duly informed in writing by the operator.  Failure on the part of the owner or operator to give such information shall make his liable for the continued payment of the license from therein imposed.

Section 4. No person or persons shall manipulate or man a tricycle for hire or for public conveyance, not unless he is 18 or above years of age; shall have secured a police clearance (Identification) and provided himself with a license.  The police clearance and the license of the times and shall be shown given demanded by any members authorized representative of the Mayor.

Section 5. An inspection fee of P0.10 shall be paid and collected by the Treasurer for every inspection of each tricycle for hire public conveyance which shall be paid simultaneously with the fees imposed by this ordinance.

Section 6. For identification and immediate apprehension by authorities concerned for law violators, no license or permit shall be issued unless the owner or operator is a member of any duly organized association.

Section 7. All tricycles for hire or for public conveyance shall be provided for with reflectors or lights at its front and rear.

Section 8. Except for the violation of traffic rules and regulations any violation of any the provisions of this ordinance shall be punished with a fine of not more than Ten (10) days for each case, or both at the discretion of the Court.

  1. Car Barn Sign

Section 1. That Operators/Drivers of all tricycle units plying on General Santos City are required to put signboard of their route of 3×8 inches and “Car Barn” sign if they are on their way home for break or meals.

Section 2.  Violation of this Ordinance shall be subject the offender/s to fine as follows:

FIRST OFFENSE            –         P30.00

SECOND OFFENSE      –         P50.00

THIRD OFFENSE          –         cancellation of franchise to operate in General Santos City.

  1. Identification of Driver

Section 1. That any person driving any tricycle along the national highway, streets thoroughfares, or alleys in the City, shall place on the upper inside portion of the sidecar, within visible view of the passengers or passenger therein a clear photograph of himself measuring 3” by 3” and his first name and surname and the registration number of the tricycle printed in bold black letters measuring at least one inch in height.

Section 2. No tricycle driver shall place any covering on any part of his face which will prevent his identification while driving a tricycle.

Section 3. No tricycle driver shall permit any person to back ride with him on the motorcycle propelling the tricycle, however, if the driver gets a convoy or anyone to go with him at night, said convoy should provide himself a picture of his person with same measurement as the picture of the driver and place visibly inside the tricycle;

Likewise, tricycle operators who allow a driver to drive tricycles without the proper identification as required in Section 1 hereof is held liable under the provisions of Section 4 of this ordinance.

Section 4. Any person driving a tricycle who is found to have violated any the foregoing provisions of this ordinance shall be imposed a fine of P25.00 for the first offense and P50.00 for every subsequent offense or an imprisonment of not more than two (2) months or both at the discretion of the court.

  1. Refusal to Convey Passenger

Section 1. The refusal to accept a passenger by a tricycle without any passenger is punishable by an imprisonment of five (5) days and a fine of P 50.00 upon first conviction; an imprisonment of 30 days and a fine of P150.00 upon second conviction; and a prohibition for said driver to drive a passenger tricycle for three months upon third conviction; PROVIDED, that the General Santos City Hospital & TB Pavillion, Elizabeth Hospital, and the General Santos City Doctors’ Hospital be considered within Dadiangas, General Santos City, for the purpose of this Ordinance.

 

Chapter X

Fare Rate of Tricycles

  1. Tricycle Fare Rate Within Poblacion of Dadiangas

Section 1. All tricycles operators be required to adopt the uniform rates within the poblacion of Dadiangas, General  Santos, Cotabato.

Section 2. That the operators and/or drivers of tricycle shall charge the rates of passengers as follows:

From the Public Market to:

a)    The Police Outpost (Corner Morrow Blvd. and Pioneer’s Avenue) or to any point of same distance, vice versa .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .     P0.15

b)    West Elementary School; North Elementary; East Elementary School Notre Dame College (National High-way) Silway (Talipapa) River, or to any point of the same distance, and vice versa .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .   .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .   P0.20

c)    Bo. Bula (Zone 5) Bo. Obrero (Church) or to any point of the same distance and vice versa                .  .  .   .  .   .  .  .  .  .  .   .  .  .  .  .   .  .  .  .  .  .  . P0.25

d)    Bo. Bula (Zone 6) Bo. Obrero (SMC) Dadiangas Heights or to any point of the same distance and vice versa  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .    P0.30

e)    Minimum Fare   .   .   .   .   .   .   .   .   .  .  .   .  .   .  .  .  .  .  .  .    P0.15

PROVIDED, however that any distance in excess of as mentioned in sub-paragraph (d) hereof, an additional minimal charge of P0.10 per km. shall be collected, and

PROVIDED FURTHER, that the fare for Lagao is P0.50 for one passenger and in excess thereof P0.25 shall be collected to an additional passenger.

Section 3. Any violation of this Ordinance shall subject the offender/offenders to a fine of P50.00 but not more than P100.00 or an imprisonment of 15 days but not more than one (1) month, or both at the discretion of the Court.

  1. Fare Rate Within the Poblacion of General Santos City

Section 1. The present minimum fare of tricycle-for-hire in the General Santos City is fixed at Seven Pesos (P7.00) per passenger.

Section 2. There is hereby required the posting of copies of the notice of the respective tricycle fare rate/tariff in every tricycle plying within the City. The dimension of the notice bearing the tricycle fare rates/tariff shall be one half (1/2) sheet of long sized bond paper.

Section 3. The Motorized Transportation Franchising and Regulatory Board (MTFRB) shall be responsible in the implementation of this Ordinance.

Section 4. Any violation of this Ordinance shall subject the offender driver and/or operator of motorized tricycle-for-hire to a fine of One Thousand Pesos (P1,000.00) and cancellation of motorized tricycle franchise.

  1. Fare Rate Outside the Poblacion

Section 1. The rate of tricycle fares from the City Terminal to the different barangay terminals are hereby fixed, to wit:

BARANGAY LIGAYA 

From barangay terminal to poblacion and vice-versa                       P      3.25

Students                                                                                               3.00

Delivery from barangay poblacion to different sitios                               1.25

BARANGAY LABANGAL

Dadiangas – Calumpang                                                                        2.25

Dadiangas – Saig                                                                                  2.75

Dadiangas – Bayanihan                                                                         2.75

Dadiangas – Cahilsot Village                                                                 3.25

Dadiangas – Purok Malinawon                                                               2.75

Dadiangas – BLISS                                                                               3.25

Dadiangas – Acharon Village                                                                 3.25

Dadiangas – Puting Bato                                                                       2.75

BARANGAY APOPONG

(Terminal to Terminal)                                                                             2.50

Students (College)                                                                                 2.25

High School                                                                              2.00

Elementary                                                                                1.75

BARANGAY TINAGACAN 

From City Terminal to Tinagacan and vice versa                                      3.75

From City Terminal to Sitio Kabuling, Lower Labay, Batotitic,

Batomelong and crossing Taltip                                                             5.25

From City Terminal to Sitio San Miguel and sitio Riverside                       4.75

Students (College)                                                                                 3.25

High School                                                                                          3.00

BARANGAY KATANGAWAN

(From Tilaka terminal to:

Crossing Ligaya                                                                                                3.25

Katangawan Proper                                                                               3.25

Crossing Tocalana                                                                                 3.75

Crossing Labu                                                                                       3.75

Interior – Packing 10                                                                              3.75

Interior – Sanchez                                                                                  4.25

Interior – Ramos                                                                                    3.75

Interior – Tocalana                                                                                 4.25

Interior – Labu                                                                                       4.25

Students boarding along the highway shall pay less P0.50 of the above rates, or will be fixed by the driver/rider according to the distance.

BARANGAY SAN ISIDRO

From Packing Plant 13 and Lower Udagre

to the city downtown section.                                                                 3.75

From Purok San Vicente and Ablala-el

to the city and downtown section.                                                          3.25

From Purok Masagana and Packing Plant 1

To the city and downtown section.                                                        2.75

From Masunurin/Elementary School-Poblacion

San Isidro, (4kms) to the city and downtown section.                              2.25

Students shall pay less P0.25 of the above rates. Children less than 7 years of age are free of charge. Children seven (7) years to twelve (12) years old are charged half of the fare rates. For every sack contained shall be charged the same with passengers. Empty bottles of softdrinks/beer and other shall be charged P0.75, with contents shall be P1.25.

Section 2. The rate of tricycle fare outside the poblacion of the City of General Santos is hereby increased by P0.75 centavos for every passenger.

Section 3. Violation of this Ordinance shall subject the offender/s to a fine of P500.00 per offense.

 

Chapter XI

Closure of Street

  1. Roxas Avenue

Section 1. The traffic in front of the Catholic Church at the East Roxas Avenue from 5:00 A.M. to 11:00 A.M. and from 4:00 P.M. to 6:30 P.M. shall be closed during Sundays and other religious holidays.

Section 2. Owners of cars or other kind of vehicles should park their vehicles in front of the Freedom Stage in order that the said Avenue will not be too crowded with vehicles on the days above-mentioned.

Section 3. That the provisions of this Ordinance shall not in any way be made applicable to church goers who are to go to church for purposes of marriage, burial and baptism.

SECTION 4. Violation of this Ordinance shall subject the offender/offenders to a fine of P20.00 but not more than P30.00 and an imprisonment of five days but not more than ten days, or both, at the discretion of the Court.

  1. Cahilsot Street

Section 1. That traffic from the portion of Cahilsot Street from Fernandez store, Morrow Boulevard to the junction going to the residence of the late Pedro Acharon, this City shall be closed to all motor vehicles from 11:30 A.M. to 1:00 o’clock P.M. Friday of every week.

Section 2. The Chief of Police hereby directed to assign one traffic policeman to direct the flow of traffic on the place and time as specified in Section 1 hereof.

Section 3.  Any violation of this Ordinance shall subject the offender/offenders to a fine of P20.00 but not more than P30.00 or an imprisonment of five days but not more than ten days, or both at the discretion of the Court.

  1. Streets In Front of Churches

Section 1. The traffic in front of houses of worship of the different religious groups within the City shall be closed to traffic during particular hours of service on worship days.

Section 2. Church authorities are hereby authorized to close the traffic along the road fronting their respective churches during their hours of service on worship days, Provided, however, That said closure shall be with the coordination of the Police Traffic authorities.

Section 3. Any violation of this ordinance shall subject the offender/offenders to a fine of P30.00 or an imprisonment of 5 days, or both at the discretion of the court.

  1. Road In Front of Grand Stand

Section 1. That the road in front of the new grandstand is declared closed to vehicular traffic.

Section 2. That the Police Department shall implement this ordinance and place the necessary traffic signs in the abovementioned road, such that vehicles shall not be able to enter thereat.

Section 3. In violation of this Ordinance, shall subject the offender/offenders to a fine of P30.00 and/or an imprisonment of five (5) days or both at the discretion of the court.

  1. Road In Front of New City Hall

Section 1. That the road infront of the new city hall be closed to vehicular traffic from 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 noon every Thursday. 

Section 2. The Police Department shall implement this ordinance and place the necessary traffic signs in the above-mentioned road, such that vehicles shall not be able to enter thereat.

Section 3. In violation of this ordinance shall subject the offender/s to a fine of P50.00 and/or imprisonment of five days or both at the discretion of the court.

  1. Ferrariz Street

Section 1. Agustin Ferrariz Street is hereby closed to traffic vehicles to be used as temporary relocation site of transient vendors at Cagampang and Westside Streets.

Section 2. The Police Department shall implement this ordinance and place the necessary   traffic signs in the above –mentioned road, such that vehicles shall not be able to enter thereat.

Section 3. In violation of this Ordinance, shall subject the offender/offenders to a fine of P50.00 and/or imprisonment of five days or both at the discretion of the court.

  1. Temporary Closure of Streets During Tuna Festival 2004

Name of Street                                           Date                 Time                Activity/ies

Matalam Street and Carlos Garcia

Freedom Park Inner Road                 August 18 to

September 08, 2004                              Tinda-tinda sa

Baybayon Flea market

and festival activities

 

South Osmeña Street                      September 3 to 4, 2004                         The Asia’s Brewery’s

Pipol’s Party

 

Pioneer Avenue                               September 5, 2004        To begin at 6:00

in the morning  Day’s Various Events

 

P. Acharon Boulevard to

Pioneer Avenue to

Pendatun Avenue                            August 29, 2004                                    Opening Ceremonies

Street Dancing

Competition

 

J. Catolico Street to

Santiago Boulevard to

P. Acharon Boulevard to

Pioneer Avenue to Roxas

Avenue to Oval Plaza Grounds         September 5, 2004                                Float Parade and Drum,

Bugle and Lyre

Competitions

 

Chapter XII

Regulation on Flow of Traffic

  1. Flow of Traffic Near Public Market

Section 1. All vehicles coming from Lagao passing the public market should pass the Gallego Boulevard and turning right to Morrow Boulevard.

Section 2. Vehicles coming from Dadiangas passing Morrow Boulevard to the Public Market, may go straight upon reaching the crossing of West Side Street of the public market or pass the West Side of the public market; and Vehicles coming from Bula or Dadiangas passing the Morrow Boulevard upon reaching the crossing of Gallego Boulevard, may go straight or pass the Gallego Boulevard. All vehicles coming from Gallego Boulevard, are not allowed to enter Cagampang Street, and all Vehicles coming from Cagampang Street, are not allowed to enter the West Side Street of the Public Market, or in other words, Cagampang Street and the West Side Streets are declared One Way.

Section 3. All passenger buses bound for Davao should park in their designated places at the spaces provided for, twenty (20) minutes before their departure.

Section 4. Violation of this Ordinance shall subject the offender/offenders to a fine of the less that P20.00 but not more that P30.00 and an imprisonment of not less than five (5) days but not more than fifteen (15) days, or both at the discretion of the Court.

  1. Traffic Flow Near Public Market

Section 1.  This Traffic Code for the City of General Santos is hereby adopted to read as follows:

A)    All vehicles coming from the North (Lagao, Gallego Boulevard, etc.) bound for the Public Market or to any direction to Dadiangas, upon reaching the junction of Gallego Boulevard and Cagampang Street shall turn right to Cagampang Street and upon reaching the point of West Market Road shall turn left (South) and upon reaching the point of West Market Road shall turn right along the Morrow Boulevard; and all vehicles coming from Lagao and the Gallego Boulevard going to Bula can pass through the East Road of the Public Market during Saturday 6:00 o’clock in the afternoon up to next Saturday, 6:00 o’clock in the morning.

B)    All vehicles coming from the direction of Dadiangas Outpost, Silway or from any road pointing to Morrow Boulevard bound to the East or to the North (to Lagao or to Bula) shall go straight along Morrow Boulevard and shall only turn left at the Gallego Boulevard if he is going to the direction of Gallego Boulevard, Buayan or to any other streets North or East of the Public Market; vehicles going to Bula shall go straight.

C)    All vehicles coming from Morrow Boulevard towards Bula or any direction shall not turn left or enter West Market Road and all vehicles coming from Lagao and the Gallego Boulevard intending to go to Dadiangas must make a right turn to Magsaysay Avenue to Dadiangas and all vehicles coming from the North and East Section of Dadiangas passing through Pioneers’ Avenue intending to go to the Public Market must make a left turn to Magsaysay Avenue up to any road to the Public Market.

D)    All vehicles coming from Bula (East) leading to Morrow Boulevard bound for the Police Outpost or Silway shall turn right upon reaching the crossing of Gallego and Morrow Boulevard. Then upon reaching the point of Cagampang Street shall turn left of Cagampang Street and upon reaching the point of West Market Road shall turn left of the West Market Road and then upon reaching the Point of the West Market Road proceed to any direction of Morrow Boulevard;

E)    All vehicles passing Cagampang Street from the direction of the West bound for the direction of the East upon reaching the point of the West Market Road shall turn Right of the West Market Road towards Morrow Boulevard;

F)    All vehicles parked at the side of the public market facing the South (Morrow Boulevard and Sarangani Bay) shall make a left turn to Gallego Boulevard then to Cagampang Street and then to West Market Roads towards the Morrow Boulevard, however, if he is bound for the North direction shall proceed its way through Gallego Boulevard;

G)    All parked vehicles at the side of the market along Cagampang Street shall proceed with its destination from Cagampang Street towards the point of West Market Road and turn left of the Market Road towards Morrow Boulevard;

H)    All vehicles coming from the fish landing (South) shall only turn right or go straight the Gallego Boulevard but not to turn left of the Morrow Boulevard, following the directions as described in letter “B”;

I)      Considering the width of West Market Road being so narrow, barely six (6) meters wide, parking of any vehicle thereat shall be prohibited; however, loading and unloading only will be allowed;

J)     Enforcement around the public market, of this traffic ordinance, shall start from 6:00 o’clock in morning to 6:00 o’clock in the afternoon, after which all vehicles passing through these streets could pass on all roads to any direction, however, loading and unloading only will be enforced twenty four (24) hours a day along West Market road as described in Letter “I”.

Section 2. Any violation of this ordinance shall subject the offender to an imprisonment of not more than 30 days or a fine not to exceed P200.00, or both at the discretion of the Court.

  1. Flow of Traffic Fronting Schools and Colleges

Section 1. The speed limit of motor vehicles running on the streets fronting school and colleges either private or public within the City of General Santos is hereby limited to not more than 20 kilometers per hour to a distance of 100 lineal meters from the center of the main gate of the school or college going to both directions of the road or street; and consistent with nation this on traffic rules and regulations. This ordinance shall be strictly observed during school days and official school activities conducted by the different institutions of learning.

Section 2. That violation of this ordinance shall subject the offender to a fine of P50.00 but not      exceeding P200.00 or/an imprisonment of one month not more than three months, or both at the discretion of the Court.

Chapter XIII

Route

  1. Public Utility Buses

Section 1. All public utility buses, coming in from the Northern section of the City (Highway to Upper Valley & Kiamba) shall proceed to the city terminal passing Santiago Boulevard. Buses going out to the same direction shall follow the same procedure.

Section 2. All public utility buses coming in from the Eastern section of the City (Highway to Glan and Malungon) shall immediately proceed to the said terminal passing Lagao Road (De Vera Street.)

Section 3. Violation of this Ordinance, drivers shall be punished to a fine as follows:

First Offense                – P150.00

Second Offense            – P300.00

Third Offense                – P500.00 and/or an imprisonment of two (2) months or both fine and imprisonment at the discretion of the court.

  1. Public Utility Bus and Jeepney

Section 1. All public utility buses and jeepneys coming in from the Western and Northern section of the city (Kiamba, Maitum, Maasim and Upper Valley respectively) shall immediately proceed to Eusebio Bulaong City Terminal passing Makar – Marbel junction to the National Highway and turn right to Eusebio Bulaong Avenue for loading and unloading purposes but not to the prejudice of unloading of passengers in between the point of origin and point of destination (Eusebio Bulaong City Terminal) and vice – versa.

Section 2. All public utility buses and jeepneys coming in from the Eastern section of the city (National Highway from Glan and Davao) shall proceed to the city terminal passing the National Highway to Eusebio Bulaong Avenue for loading and unloading but not to prejudice unloading passengers in between the point of origin and point of destination (Eusebio Bulaong City Terminal) and vice–versa.

Section 3. Any driver/operator of the above–mentioned vehicles found violating this ordinance shall be subject to the following fine:

First Offense . . . . . . . . . . . . .   P150.00

Second Offense . . . . . . . . . .    P300.00

Third Offense . . . . . . . . . . . .    P700.00 and/or imprisonment of two (2) months or both at the discretion of the court.

  1. Single Line Route With Single Trip Concentration and Terminal System

Section 1. The single line routes with single trip concentrations in General Santos City are hereby defined as follows:

POINT OF ORIGIN                                           POINT OF DESTINATION 

ROUTE I- APOPONG                                                                 LAGAO & VICE–VERSA

Via: Balite/Pag–asa – NLSA Ave. Ext. – National Highway – J. Catolico Avenue – I. Santiago Blvd. – P. Acharon Blvd. – Pioneer Avenue – Pendatun Avenue – Lansang Village.

ROUTE II – PUROK MALAKAS                                                   LAGAO & VICE–VERSA

Via: NLSA Avenue – Tiongson Street – National Highway – J. Catolico Ave. – I. Santiago Blvd. – P. Acharon Blvd. – Pioneer Ave. – Roxas East Avenue – Aparente Street.

ROUTE III – BULA                                                                      CALUMPANG & VICE–VERSA

Via: P. Acharon Blvd. – Labangal – Makar – Bayanihan – Lote – National Highway.

ROUTE IV – BULA                                                                      OBRERO & VICE–VERSA

Via: P. Acharon Blvd. – Pioneer Avenue – Pendatun Ave. – Osmeña Street – E. Bulaong Avenue – Laurel Street – Roxas East Avenue.

ROUTE V – From Purok Malakas via: G. Aparente Street – National Highway – I. Santiago Blvd. – (Public Market) P. Acharon Blvd. – Pioneer Avenue – Magsaysay Avenue – Quezon Blvd. – Osmeña Street (now Fiscal Gregorio Daproza Street) – (City Terminal) Bulaong Avenue – Laurel Street – (Bo.Obrero) – Pendatun Avenue – National Highway (back to Purok Malakas) via G. Aparente Street.

ROUTE VI – From Purok Malakas via: G. Aparente Street – National Highway – Pendatun Avenue – Laurel Street (Bo. Obrero) – Bulaong Avenue (City Terminal) – Osmeña Street (now Fiscal Gregorio Daproza Street) – Quezon Blvd. – Magsaysay Avenue – Pioneer Avenue – P. Acharon Blvd. – (Public Market) – I. Santiago Blvd. – National Highway (back to Purok Malakas) via G. Aparente Street.

ROUTE VII – From Buayan Airport via: National Highway (Lagao area) J. Catolico Sr. Street. – I. Santiago Blvd. – (Public Market) – P. Acharon Blvd. – Pioneer Avenue – Pendatun Avenue – Osmeña Street (now Fiscal Gregorio Daproza Street) – (City Terminal) – Bulaong Avenue – National Highway – Polytechnic – Makar Wharf and Vice Versa. 

Section 2. The terminal system in General Santos City is hereby specified hereunder, to wit:

TERMINAL SYSTEM 

1. General Santos City – Poblacion        UPPER TAMBLER (UHAW) & VICE-VERSA

Via: Labangal – Makar – National Highway – San Jose Road

2. General Santos City – Poblacion        TAMBLER PROPER & VICE–VERSA

Via: National Highway – Purefoods – Sta. Monica – Agrotex

3. General Santos City- Poblacion          MSU TAMBLER & VICE–VERSA

Via: National Highway- Makar – MSU Avenue

4. General Santos City- Poblacion          BAWING-SEGUIL & VICE-VERSA

Via: Labangal – Makar – National Highway – Purefoods – Sta. Monica- Agrotex

5. General Santos City – Poblacion        SAN JOSE & VICE–VERSA

Via: Labangal – Makar – National Highway – San Jose Road

6. General Santos City- Poblacion          BATOMILONG – UPPER LABAY & VICE–VERSA

Via: National Highway – Ligaya – Katangawan – Tinagacan

7. General Santos City- Poblacion          NEW MABUHAY & VICE–VERSA

Via: Cannery Road

Section 3. Any driver/operator of jeeps found violating this ordinance shall be subject to the following fines:

First Offense  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .     P 150.00

Second Offense   .  .  .  .  .  .  .              P 300.00

Third Offense  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .             P 700.00 and/or an imprisonment of two (2) months or both at the discretion of the court.

  1. Filcab Route 1

Section 1.  Filcab Route 1 in the City of General Santos as recommended and endorsed by the Land Transportation Office (LTO) and Land Transportation Franchising and Regulatory Board (LTFRB) is hereby defined as follows:

The Filcab Route 1 in the City of General Santos shall traverse from Gensanville Subdivision, Bula Road, Santiago Boulevard, Magsaysay Avenue, Pioneer Avenue, Pendatun Street, Laurel Avenue, Bulaong Avenue, Dacera Avenue, passing through the Mindanao Medical Center and Agan Subdivision, Yumang Street, Leon Llido Street, National Highway, J. Catolico Avenue, San Miguel Street, Santiago Boulevard, Bula Road and vice versa.

Section 2. For purpose of this ordinance, the following term is defined as: Filcab (or Multi-Cab) is a 4-wheel vehicle with a seating capacity of 7-11 persons. It may operate a door-to-door service within a zone or a fixed route of not more than 15 kms. The FILCAB shall complement rather than directly compete with higher classes of public transport services.

Section 3. Route 1 is under provisional operation status for a period of one (1) year per recommendation of the Land Transportation Office (LTO).

Section 4. There is hereby required a color coding for Route 1 based on the recommendation of the LTO and LTFRB.

Section 5. Only bonafide residents of Gen. Santos City supported by Voter’s Affidavits or Certifications from COMELEC that they are residents of this city shall be allowed to operate or be granted a permit to operate. In case of juridical operators, they shall present certificates of accreditation issued by the Cooperative Development Authority (CDA) or resolutions/certifications of accreditation issued by the Sangguniang Panlungsod before granting said permit.

Section 6. Any operator/driver of FILCAB vehicles found violating this ordinance shall be subject to the following fines/penalties:

First Offense     -       P  150.00

Second Offense            -           300.00

Third Offense     -          700.00 or an imprisonment of two (2) months

or both at the discretion of the court.

Fourth Offense  -           1,000.00

Fifth Offense    -           Revocation or cancellation of the license of the erring driver;

and the renewal of the franchise of the operator after one (1)

year of operation shall be subject to the concurrence of the

Sangguniang Panlungsod.

Section 7. Operators/drivers operating within route 1 shall coordinate with GENSANTODA to enhance harmonious relationship among them.

Section 8. The Land Transportation Office and the Land Transportation Franchising and Regulatory Board are hereby designated as monitoring agencies and to submit quarterly reports and recommendations within the said one year provisionary period for action and disposition of the Sangguniang Panlungsod.

  1. Filcab Routes 2, 3, and 4

Section 1. Filcab Routes 2, 3 and 4 in the City of General Santos as recommended and endorsed by the Land Transportation Office (LTO) and Land Transportation Franchising and Regulatory Board (LTFRB) are hereby defined as follows:

Route 2 -              Old NLSA, Cabarlo Leon Llido St., St. Elizabeth Hospital, Santiago Blvd., Public Market, P. Acharon Blvd., Pioneer Ave., Pendatun St., Daproza Ave., Bulaong Ave., J.P. Laurel St., Roxas St., back to San Isidro.

Route 3 -              From Bula Public Market, P. Acharon Blvd., Pioneer Ave., Roxas St., Notre Dame, Pendatun Ave., Pioneer Ave. to Silway, Labangal via Purok Maypagkakaisa Labangal National High School, Purok Magsaysay, National Highway to Makar Wharf and vice versa.

Route 4 -              Casa Luisa Village, Aradaza St., J. Catolico Ave., Santiago Blvd., Magsaysay Ave., Pioneer Ave., P. Acharon Blvd., Silway, Labangal, Makar Wharf, San Miguel Village, Cahilsot Village and vice versa.

Section 2. For purpose of this ordinance, the following term is defined as: Filcab (or Multi-Cab) is a 4-wheel vehicle with a seating capacity of 7-11 persons. It may operate a door-to-door service within a zone or a fixed route of not more than 15 kms. The FILCAB shall complement rather than directly compete with higher classes of public transport services.

Section 3. Route 2, 3 and 4 are under provisional operation status for a period of one (1) year per recommendation of the Land Transportation Office (LTO).

Section 4. There is hereby required a color coding of the whole unit for purposes of uniformity for Routes 2, 3 and 4 based on the recommendation of the LTO and LTFRB.

Section 5. Only bonafide residents of Gen. Santos City supported by Voter’s Affidavits or Certifications from COMELEC that they are residents of this city shall be allowed to operate or be granted a permit to operate. In case of juridical operators, they shall present certificates of accreditation issued by the Cooperative Development Authority (CDA) or resolutions/certifications of accreditation issued by the Sangguniang Panlungsod for non-CDA registered operators, before granting said permit.

Section 6. Any operator/driver of FILCAB vehicles found violating this ordinance shall be subject to the following fines/penalties:

¨       First Offense           -        P 150.00

¨       Second Offense      -           300.00

¨       Third Offense          -           700.00 or an imprisonment of two (2) months or both at the discretion of the court.

Section 7. The Land Transportation Office and the Land Transportation Franchising and Regulatory Board are hereby designated as monitoring agencies and to submit quarterly reports and recommendations within the said one year provisionary period for action and disposition of the Sangguniang Panlungsod.

 

Chapter XIV

Tricycle Franchise

  1. Impoundment of Tricycle Operating Without Franchise

Section 1. That tricycles/plying operating in General Santos City without franchise to operate a motorized tricycle service is unlawful and shall be impounded at the Police Department.

Section 2. That the impounded tricycles shall only be redeemed upon application of franchise with the Sangguniang Panlungsod Office or its duly authorized representative.

  1. Motorized Tricycle Franchising Regulatory Board

Article I

Creation of Motorized Tricycle Franchising Regulatory Board

Section 1. The Motorized Tricycle Franchising Regulatory Board (MTFRB) is hereby created with the following composition, to wit:

Chairman          -           City Mayor

Members          –           Chairman, Committee on Transportation, Communications

and Public Services

Mr. Cesar Lagare – Representative from the riding public (NGO)

Mr. Panfilo Narciso (NGO) and

Mr. Rudy Rodriguez (NGO) both representatives from the

tricycle drivers/operators Association

Mr. Alex Japsay – student representative (NGO)

Mr. Eliseo Dulay – representative from the Senior Citizens (NGO)

One from Land Transportation Office Franchising and

Regulatory Board (LTFRB)

One from Land Transportation Office (LTO)

Section 2. Duties and Responsibilities:

1.    To report daily between 8:00 A.M. to 5:00 P.M. except during Saturdays, Sundays and Holidays.  Regular meeting en banc falls every Tuesday of the week at 9:00 A.M.

2.    To accept/deny the application for franchise and recommend for approval or disapproval of the same to the MTFRB Chairman.

3.    To recommend the guidelines, policies, rules and regulations governing the operation of tricycle for hire and the issuance of Motorized Tricycle Operations Permit  (MTOP).

4.    To recommend to the Sanggunian reasonable tricycle fares, fees and penalties for violation thereof.

5.    To inspect and determine the road worthiness of the tricycle for hire and recommend for approval or disapproval of the issuance of Certificate of Public Convenience (CPC) to the MTFRB Chairman.

6.    To schedule Public Hearings over matters involving the issuance of Certificate of Public Convenience and Motorized Tricycle Operator’s Permit (MTOP) & the posting of such Notice of Public Hearings at identified areas and conspicuous places.

7.    To post approved applications for Franchise, MTOP and CPC at identified areas and conspicuous places.

8.    NGO members of the MTFRB will receive honorarium as determined by the Sangguniang Panlungsod.

9.    To oversee the maintenance of the records pertaining to operation of tricycle for hire within the city.

10.    To do other MTFRB related functions that are inherent and necessary for the smooth and effective delivery of transport services.

Section 3. Term of Office and Election of the MTFRB:

1.    The newly elected Officers will serve up to 1995 of December to start May of this year;

2.    After the first term, election shall be held every year and thereafter;

3.    Election shall be held not later than the second week of December of the year and the assumption of Office shall be every first Day of January of the succeeding year;

4.    The MTFRB Officers can be re-elected;

5.    In case of incapacity, insanity or death of any representative of the NGO to the Board, the person who garnered the second highest vote or who shall have been voted upon by the concerned members as the case may be, shall automatically assume the duties and responsibilities of the person being replaced until the termination of the remaining term of office.

6.    Every after election, elected officials shall undergo seminars thru the LTO or some concerned agencies.

Section 4. Grounds for Expulsion, Suspension, Recall from Office:

1.    Graft and Corruption

2.    Negligence of Duty (Absentism)

3.    Abuse of Authority (Threats)

4.    Criminally convicted by the court

In case a member is expelled, suspended or recalled from office, he can be replaced by any member who garnered the next highest vote or who shall have been voted upon by the members. He shall assume the duties and responsibilities of the member being replaced until the remaining term of office.

Article II

Criteria for NGO Membership to MTFRB

Section 1. – The criteria in the selection of representatives to the MTFRB  is hereby established, to wit:

RIDING PUBLIC REPRESENTATIVE: 

  1. Must be a bonafide member of the Mass Media in General Santos city.
  2. A resident of this city for at least one (1) year.
  3. Must be voted upon by the members of the different mass media associations in General Santos City.

TRICYCLE DRIVER/OPERATOR ASSOCIATION REPRESENTATIVES: 

  1. Must be a bonafide member of a Tricycle Operator/Driver Association in General Santos City.
  2. A resident of this city for at least one (1) year.
  3. Must be voted upon by the members of the different Tricycle Driver/Operator Associations in General Santos City.
  4. In the absence of the representative, the Assistant representative with the same criteria of the representative shall do the duties and responsibilities of the representative and shall only resume upon advise in writing of the representative of his absence to the members of the Board and the Chairman.

STUDENT REPRESENTATIVE:

  1. Must be a bonafide college student in any college or university in the City of General Santos
  2. At least fifteen (15) years of and above.
  3. Must be voted upon the by the students of the different schools in the city.
  4. A resident of this city for at least one (1) year.
  5. He must have no personal owned vehicle; only a commuting student.
  6. He must be committed to do His function.

SENIOR CITIZENS REPRESENTATIVE:

  1. Must be a bonafide member of the General Santos City Senior Citizens Association.
  2. Must be voted upon by the member of the Senior Citizens Association.
  3. Must be a resident of this city for at least one (1) year.

Article III

Honoraria to Representatives of NGO to MTFRB

Section 1. There is hereby authorized the payment of honoraria to all representatives of NGOs sitting as members to the Motorized Tricycle Franchising and Regulatory Board (MTFRB) of General Santos City.

Section 2. Each representative of such NGOs sitting as member in the said Board shall receive an honorarium in the amount of three thousand five hundred pesos (P3,500.00) per month, subject however to deduction in case of absence at the rate of one hundred pesos (P100.00) per day of absence.

  1. General Santos City Tricycle-for-hire Franchising Ordinance

ARTICLE I – ORDINANCE OBJECTIVES AND POLICY

Section 1. This Ordinance shall be known and referred to as the “GENERAL SANTOS CITY TRICYCLE-FOR-HIRE FRANCHISING ORDINANCE”

Section 2. Pursuant to Paragraph VI of section 458 of the provisions of  Republic Act No. 7106, otherwise known as the “Local Government Code of 1991”, the City Government has been empowered to do the following acts:

(a)   To issue, amend, revise, renew, suspend or cancel Motorized Tricycle Operators Permit (MTOP) and prescribed the appropriate terms and conditions therefore:

(b)   Determine, Fix, prescribe or periodically adjust fares or rates for the service provided in a zone and/or from one zone to another after public hearing;

(c)   Prescribe and regulate zones of service in coordination with the barangay;

(d)   Fix, impose and collect, and periodically review and adjust but not oftener than once every three (3) years, reasonable fees and other related changes in the regulation of tricycle-for-hire; and

(e)   Establish and prescribe the conditions and qualifications of service.

Section 3. – Definition of Terms

(a)   Tricycle-for-hire is a motorized vehicle composed for a motorcycle fitted with a single wheel side car or a motorcycle with a two wheel cab operated to render service to the general public for a fee;

(b)   Motorized Tricycle Operators Permit or MTOP, is the document granting franchise or license to operate issued to a person, natural or juridical, allowing him/it to operate Tricycle-for-hire over zones specified therein;

(c)   A zone is a contiguous land area or block, say a subdivision or a barangay, where a tricycle-for-hire may operate without a fixed origin and destination.

ARTICLE II – RULES OF ENTRY

Only Filipino Citizen of legal age and a resident of General Santos City for at least one(1) year and partnership or corporations with 60% Filipino equity, are qualified to be operators for a tricycle-for-hire. However no MTOP shall be granted unless the applicant is in possession of units with valid registration papers from Land Transportation Office (LTO).

Furthermore, grantees of MTOP must carry a common carriers insurance sufficient to answer for any liability it may incur to passengers and third parties in case of accidents.

ARTICLE III – FARES

            The fares shall be established at a level that will provide the operator a reasonable return or profit, and still be affordable to the general public.

Until such time that the Sangguniang Panlungsod has prescribe the fare structure for the zone, the official fare shall be that authorized by the LTFRB on PUJ’s operating in the City.

For students and Senior Citizens however with valid identifications cards entitles him/her for a discount fare.

The table of fares should be posted prominently at the tricycle terminal and in conspicuous part of the vehicle.

ARTICLE IV – OPERATING CONDITIONS

For safety reasons, no tricycle should operate on national highways utilized by four (4) wheel vehicles greater than four (4) tons and where normal speed exceeds fifty (50) KPH. However, the Sangguniang Panlungsod may provide exceptions if there are no other alternative route.

(1.)  Zones must be with the boundaries of the City.

(2.)  A common color for Tricycle-for-hire operating in the same zone should be imposed. Each until shall be assigned and must bear an identification number, aside from its LTO Licensed Plate Number.

(3.)  An operator wishing to stop service completely, or to suspend service for more than one month, should report in writing such termination or suspension to the office hereinafter called the Motorized Tricycle Franchising Regulatory Board (MTFRB), which may authorized by the Office of the City Mayor by virtue of an Executive Order which office originally granted the MTOP prior thereto. Transfer to another zone may be permitted upon application filed with the MTFRB.

(4.)  The MTOP shall be valid for three (3) years, renewable for the same period. Transfer to another zone, change of ownership or unit or transfer of MTOP shall be construed as an amendment to an MTOP and shall require appropriate approval of the MTFRB.

(5.)  Operators shall employ only drivers licensed by the LTO for tricycle-for-hire.

(6.)  (a.) The name of the operator should be reflected on both sides of tricycle-for-hire, on outside portion with a three (3) inches lettering of the operators name and two (2) inches lettering of the MTOP Number and its residence. (b.) For the driver, the Identification Card should be posted or hanged inside the front portion of the tricycle with a 2×2 ID picture of which the association full name, drivers full name its address is reflected. (c.) The LTO Plate Number should be maintained on the designated place, one (1) on both sides of the outside portion of the tricycle, two (2) on the outside rear portion of the tricycle, one the inside portion of the backseat and one (1) on the front portion of the tricycle as designated by the LTO.

(7.)  No tricycle-for-hire should be allowed to carry more passengers and/or goods that it is designed for.

(8.)  A tricycle-for-hire shall be allowed to operate like a taxi service, i.e. service is rendered upon demand and without a fixed route within a zone, provided prior authority shall be secured from the MTFRB.

(9.)  All of the above requirements will be a pre-requisite for the approval of the MTOP.

ARTICLE V – SUPERVISION AND OTHER FEES

The following fees shall be imposed and collected upon the filing of the application with the City Government of General Santos through the Office of the City Treasurer, to wit;

  1. Supervision Fee – to be collected once a year on or before the anniversary date of the MTOP from all holders of the MTOP (P20.00/year and/or P60.00 in three (3) years.
  2. Filing Fee – to be collected upon application for an MTOP based on the number of units.
  3. Fare Adjustment Fee for Fare Increase – to accrue upon approval of fare increase and to be collected with the Annual franchising Fee.
  4. Filing Fee for Amendment of MTOP – to be collected upon application.
  5. Confirmation Fee – to be collected from all applicants this will answer for all documentation and/or postage expenses.

A. REQUIREMENTS FOR NEW                                                              SCHEDULE OF FEES

MOTORIZED TRICYCLE

OPERATORS PERMIT

a.) 5 copies – verified application;                                                          Filing Fee – P200.00 (for the 1st Unit)

b.) 3 copies – proof of Filipino citizenship                                              – An additional of P50.00 from

or any of the following : birth certificate;                                     the P200.00 for every unit there

voters Affidavit; voters ID; Land Title for                                                after. Confirmation Fee –P10.00

natural persons; SEC Certificate; Article of

Incorporation; Certificate of Filing of By-laws;

By-laws of Juridical person and Certificate of Cooperative Development Authority.

c.) 3 copies – Certificate of Registration; official receipt for payment of registration or Proforma Invoice (LTO).

d.) 3 copies – Sketched location of garage or residence.

e.) 3 copies – Income tax return together with the statement of Assets and Liabilities and Bank Deposit or Land title, if motor vehicle is encumbered.

f.) 1 copy – Picture of the unit (front view only)

B. REQUIREMENT FOR EXTENSION,                                                    SCHEDULE OF FEES

RENEWAL OF MOTORIZED TRICYCLE

OPERATORS PERMIT (MTOP)

a.) Same as in “A” with additional Failure to Renew – P200.00/unit plus an requirements additional P50.00 for every month there

after. Confirmation Fee – P10.00

b.) 3 copies – Certificate of Public Convenience, Filing Fee  –P200.00 for the 1st unit and Motorcycles-for-hire (MCH) Permit or Provisional            an additional of P50.00 from the Authority (PA) to operate an MCH service; Decision        P200.00 for every unit thereafter.

or Computerized Certificate, whichever is applicable, Confirmation Fee – P10.00 previously issued by the LTO and Regulatory Board

or the MTOP issued by the City as the case may be.

c.) 3 copies – (for 3 units and above) Proof of payment of Quarterly Percentage Taxes for the immediate preceding quarter

d.) 3 copies – (for 3 units and above) Clearance from the SSS is required

e.) 3 copies – (for 3 units and above) Clearance from the Department of Labor and Employment is required

(f)    Upon approval of the authority to Operate a Motorized Tricycle-for-Hire…………………….P200.00

Sticker…………………………………………………………P25.00

Confirmation………………………………………………….P 10.00

C. PETITION FOR DROPPING AND

SUBSTITUTION ANYTIME FROM DATE

OF APPROVAL

a.) 5 copies – verified petition;

b.) 3 copies – Certificate of Public Convenience, MCH,               Filing Fee for Substitution – P150.00

PA, Decision or Computerized Certificate or                   (for the 1st unit)

MTOP, whichever is applicable.                                      Confirmation Fee – P10.00

Additional P25.00 from the P150.00

for every unit thereafter.

Supervision Fee – P30.00

(In case of substitution)

c.) 3 copies – Certificate of Registration and

Official Receipt for payment of Registration.

d.) 3 copies – Receipt of returned Plate

e.)  3 copies – Official Receipt for payment of Annual Franchise Fee or Supervision Fee.

f.) 3 copies – Certificate of Registration and Official Receipt for payment of Registration or Proforma Invoice of unit/s in substitution (LTO).

D. PETITION FOR AMENDMENT OF SCHEDULE OF FEES LINE/UNIT

a.) 5 copies – verified petition;                                       Filing Fee – P150.00 (for the 1st unit)

An additional of P20.00 from the P150.00 for every unit thereafter.

Confirmation Fee- P10.00

b.) 3 copies – CPC, MCH, PA, Decision or Supervision Fee- P30.00

Computerized Certificate or MTOP, whichever is applicable.

c.) 3 copies – O.R. / C.R.

d.) 3 copies – Proof of payment of Quarterly percentage taxes for the preceding year;

Certificate of exemption if the Franchise Holder is tax-exempt.

e.) 3 copies – Proof of payment of Annual Franchise

Fee or Supervision Fees.

E.  PETITION FOR INCREASE OF UNITS SCHEDULE OF FEES

a.)  5 copies – verified petition: Filing Fee – P150.00 (for the 1st unit)

An additional of P25.00 from the P150.00 for every unit thereafter.

Supervision Fee – P30.00

b.)  3 copies – CPC, MCH, PA, Decision of Confirmation Fee – P10.00 Computerized Certificate or MTOP, whichever is applicable.

c) 3 copies – Certification of Registration and Official Receipts of existing units.

d.) 3 copies – Certificate of Registration and Official Receipts or Proforma Invoice of the additional units.

e) 3 copies – Official Receipt of payment of Annual Franchise Fee of Supervision Fees.

f) 3 copies – Proof of payment of Quarterly Percentage taxes for the preceding year.

F.  PETITION FOR APPROVAL OF SALE AND SCHEDULE OF FEES TRANSFER OF CPC, MCH, PA DECISION OR COMPUTERIZED CERTIFICATE OR MTOP, WHICHEVER IS APPLICABLE WITH THE UNIT.

a.)  5 copies – Jointly verified petition of vendor/                                    (Same as above)

Grantee and vendee/petitioner;                                      Filing Fee – P150.00 (for the 1st unit)                                                                                           An additional P25.00 for every unit

thereafter.

Supervision Fee – P30.00

b.)  3 copies as Dead of Sale and Transfer.                                Confirmation Fee – P10.00

c.)  3 copies –CPC, MCH, RA, Decision or

Computerized Certificate of MTOP,

whichever is applicable.

d.)  3 copies – Certificate of Registration

or Official Receipt.

e.)  3 copies – Proof of payment of Quarterly

Percentage.

f.)  3 copies – Proof of payment of Annual

Franchise Fee or Supervision Fees.

g.)  3 copies – SSS Clearance.

h.)  3 copies – Dole Clearance.

G.  EXTENSION OF TIME TO REGISTER SCHEDULE OF FEES

a.)  5 copies – verified petition:                                                  Filing Fee – P100.00

(for each month)

Supervision Fee – P30.00

Confirmation Fee – P10.00

b.)  3 copies – Certificate of Registration

or Official Receipt.

c.)  3 copies – CPC, MCH, PA, Decision

or Computerized Certificate or

MTOP, whichever is applicable.

ARTICLE VII – FINAL PROVISION

Section 1. Special Permit- Provisional Authorities, CPC or MCH previously issued by the LTFRB shall remain valid until their expiry date.  Operators, however, may choose to apply for a new MTOP or an amendment to their existing MTOP at earlier date with the MTFRB, provided however, that the buyer is qualified under the provisions of this Ordinance.

Section 2. Any person or persons, natural or juridical who shall violate any provision of this Ordinance, or who shall violate the rules and regulations promulgated under the authority of this Ordinance, shall be punished by:

(a.)   A fine of not exceeding one thousand (P1000.00) pesos; or

(b.)   An imprisonment of not exceeding Six (6) months; or

(c.)   Both such fine and imprisonment in the discretion of the court.

Provided however, that should the violation be committed by any corporation or partnership, the General Manager, thereof, shall become responsible and shall be charged with such violation and penalized accordingly. Appropriate disciplinary and/or cancellation of MTOP, PA, CPC or MCH, whichever is applicable, shall likewise be imposed on anyone found violating any of the provisions of this Ordinance and its implementing rules and regulations.

 

Chapter XV

Operation of Trisikads

  1. Legalization of Operation of Trisikad

Section 1. CLASSIFICATION OF TRISIKADS. – Trisikad shall be classified as for hire, commercial use or owner drive.

Section 2. DEFINITION OF TERMS:

a)     Trisikad is a vehicle having three (3) wheels and operated by means of a pedal to include bicycle with sidecar;

b)    Trisikad for Hire is being used in transporting passengers, goods or both for a fee;

c)     Trisikad for commercial use is being used to transport commercial goods of its owner for delivery to costumers;

d)    Private trisikad is one being used by its owner for transport of his own goods and for personal use.

Section 3. WHO ARE AUTHORIZED TO OPERATE.

a)     He must be a Filipino Citizen and a resident of the barangay for at least one (1) year.

Section 4. REGISTRATION.

a)     No person shall operate a trisikad unless the same is registered with the barangay where he resides and intends to operate a trisikad;

b)    Renewal of trisikad shall be done every year;

c)     Newly acquired trisikad shall not be allowed to operate unless it is registered with the barangay including the bicycle;

d)    No registration or renewal of registration shall be allowed of units which are unfit for public use or not roadworthy as determined by the Barangay officials.

The bicycle and its sidecar shall be registered to the barangay.

Section 5. REGISTRATION FEES. – Registration fees shall be as follows:

a)     Trisikad for Hire

Bicycle     -       P50.00

Sidecar    -        P50.00

b)    Trisikad for Commercial Use:

Bicycle     -       P50.00

Sidecar    -        P50.00

c)     Private Trisikad:

Bicycle     -       P50.00

Sidecar    -        P30.00

Payment of registration or renewal of registration fees for bicycles shall be made to the City Treasurer’s Office and concerned barangay which shall issue a corresponding receipt for registration plate for the current year, the sidecar to the concerned barangay only.

The last digit appearing in the plate number of trisikads shall be the basis for the date of registration/renewal of bicycles.

Insurance with a time coverage of one (1) year for third (3rd) party liability, property damage and physical injuries shall be required upon registration or renewal of trisikads.

Section 6.  LIMITATION OF OPERATION.

a)     Pedicabs for hire shall not be allowed to operate in streets designated as off-limits by the barangay concerned and the Sangguniang Panlungsod;

b)    That trisikad for hire shall not be allowed along the National Highways;

c)     As far as determined by the Barangay Officials, the operation of trisikads shall be limited within residential areas;

d)    The rate of fees to be collected from trisikad passengers shall not exceed the rates approved by the Land Transportation Franchising Regulatory Board (LTFRB) on public utility vehicles;

e)     The homeowner’s association of private subdivisions may prescribe some limitations regarding the operation of trisikads within said subdivision;

f)     The total number of passengers of trisikad shall be limited to three (3) persons including the driver;

g)    The trisikad driver can deliver passengers outside of his designated barangay but cannot pick up passengers with fifty (50) meters away from the existing terminal of that barangay.

Section 7. DISPLAY OF PLATE NUMBER AND CARRYING A PHOTOSTAT COPY OF THE REGISTRATION. – The registration plate number of a trisikad shall be prominently displayed at the rear portion of the trisikad clearly visible at a distance of fifty (50) feet and the driver/operator shall always carry his photo copy of the registration papers.

Section 8. COMPLIANCE OF ALL TRAFFIC RULES AND REGULATIONS. – The drivers or operators of trisikads shall at all times comply with the traffic rules and regulations while operating their units.

Section 9. LIGHT OF TRISIKADS.

Every trisikad being operated at night shall be equipped with light on the front which shall emit a white light from a distance of at least Two Hundred (200) feet to the front and with a rear red reflex mirror or reflectorized tape visible for a distance of Two Hundred (200) feet to the rear.

Section 10. LIMITATIONS AS TO THE NUMBER OF TRISIKADS FOR HIRE.

a)  An individual can operate trisikads in General Santos City and the number of units shall be determined by the barangay concerned.

Section 11. WARNING.

No person shall operate a trisikad unless it is equipped with a bell, horn or other devices capable of giving a signal for a distance of at least One Hundred (100) feet except siren or whistle.

Section 12. PENAL CLAUSE. – The following administrative penalty shall be imposed upon the driver or owner/operator of the trisikad for the violations indicated hereunder:

OPERATOR:

No registration                          . . . . . . . .         P 200.00

No registration plate                  . . . . . . . .              50.00

No light or rear red reflex mirror  . . . . . . . .             200.00

DRIVER:

Violations of traffic rules and regulations and other traffic ordinances shall be dealt with the following penalties:

First Offense                 . . . . . . . . .                   P  25.00

Second Offense                        . . . . . . . . .                       50.00

Third Offense                . . . . . . . . .                       75.00 or impoundment of the

vehicle or both at the discretion

of the Lupon Tagapayapa of the

barangay concerned.

Violations by picking up passengers within 50 meters away from the existing terminal, outside of this designated barangay/area:

First Offense                 . . . . . . . . .                   P 100.00 or impoundment

Second Offense                        . . . . . . . . .                       200.00 or impoundment

Third Offense                . . . . . . . . .                       300.00 or impoundment or both at the

discretion of the Lupon Tagapayapa of

the barangay concerned.

  1. Terminal For Trisikad

Section 1. Terminals for trisikads are hereby established in the different barangays of General Santos City, to be designated seven (7) to ten (10) meters away from the main road or highway, street corner or from the edge of pavements.

Section 2. The site of the proposed terminal and the trisikad routes shall be identified by the respective barangay councils with proper sketch plans subject to the concurrence of the City Council.

 

Chapter XVI

Loading and Unloading Zones

ARTICLE 1

Title, Purpose and Coverage

Section 1.  Title. – This Ordinance shall be known as the Loading and Unloading Ordinance of General Santos City.

Section 2.  Purpose. – To strengthen the traffic system, adopt safeguards to prevent irregular use of the city streets and highways, prevent anomalous apprehensions and to streamline and simplify the regulations thereof.

Section 3. Coverage. –  This Ordinance shall apply to all public utility vehicles operating within the City of General Santos.

ARTICLE 2

Definition of Terms

Section 4. Definition of Terms. – For purposes of this Ordinance, the following terms and acronyms shall be understood to mean as:

  1. Central Business District            – shall refer to the area within Barangays North, East, West, South, portions of Lagao, Bula and City Heights, where the dominant land uses are commercial and institutional.
  2. Crosswalk                                 – any portion of a roadway, at an intersection or elsewhere, distinctively indicated by lines and other surface markings for pedestrian crossing.
  3. Loading                                    – the halting of a motor vehicle temporarily for the purpose of and while actually engaged in boarding either freight or passengers.
  4. Loading /Unloading Zone           – refers to marked areas along the curb or pavement where loading and unloading are allowed.
  5. Medial Strip                              – a strip or area lying along the middle and between the paved portions of a highway which is designed to divide vehicular traffic on such highway into two opposite directions.
  6. Park or Parking                         – the motor vehicle is considered parked when after a full stop on the pavement, on the shoulder of the road or in a parking lot, the driver leaves the vehicle with the engine and ignition stopped and hand brake on.
  7. Sidewalk                                   – that portion of the street between the curb lines or the edge of a roadway, and the adjacent property lines intended for the use of pedestrian.
  8. Stand or Standing                     – the halting of a vehicle, whether occupied or not, otherwise done for the purpose of and while actually engaged in soliciting or waiting more passengers.
  9. Unloading                                 – the standing of an occupied motor vehicle temporarily for the purpose of and while actually engaged in alighting either freight or passengers.

ARTICLE 3

Policies, Rules and Regulations

Section 5. There shall be loading and unloading zones marked on the pavement or curb along the major thoroughfares of the city. The same space shall be used solely for loading and unloading.

Section 6. No person shall stop, stand or park a vehicle for any purpose or period of time other than the expeditious loading or unloading of passengers and freight in any place marked as loading/unloading zones during hours when the regulations applicable to such passengers curb loading zones are effective, and then only for a period not to exceed three minutes.

Section 7. Loading and unloading, stopping or standing are prohibited, except when necessary to avoid conflict with other traffic or in compliance with the law or the directions of a police officer or traffic control devices, in any of the following places within General Santos City:

  1. On a crosswalk or sidewalk;
  2. Within 6 meters from either approach to an intersection or street corner;
  3. Within 30 meters on any approach to a signalized intersection;
  4. Within 6 meters of the driveway entrance to any fire station and on the side of a street opposite the entrance;
  5. Within 2 meters of either side of a public or private driveway;
  6. Within 3 meters of either side of a school gate or entrance;
  7. On traffic island or medial strip;
  8. On the roadway side of any vehicle stopped or parked at the edge of the curb or a roadway;
  9. Alongside or opposite any street excavation or obstruction when loading and unloading would obstruct traffic;
  10. Areas between two succeeding designated loading and unloading zones;
  11. Within 20 meters from either approach of a bridge or box culvert.

Section 8. Loading and unloading of products, freight and goods from delivery trucks, vans and other vehicles should not be done on the designated loading and unloading zones. Instead, the said delivery trucks, vans and other vehicles must be properly parked in appropriate parking zone or within their compound as this activity would take more than three minutes.

Section 8.a. For establishments with no provisions for parking within their property, shall facilitate loading and unloading of stocks, products, goods and freight within the central between 7:00 pm to 7:00 am of the following day to minimize obstruction to traffic.

Section 9. No person shall board or alight from any vehicle while such vehicle is in motion, and no person shall open the door of a motor vehicle on the side toward moving traffic unless and until it is reasonably safe to do so, nor shall any person leave a door of a vehicle open on the side toward moving traffic for a period of time longer than necessary to load or unload passengers.

Section 9.a. The driver of a public utility jeepney (PUJ) or any other public utility vehicle shall not stand or park such vehicle on any street within the central business district for the purpose of loading and unloading passengers at any place other than the officially designated stopping, loading and unloading area.

Section 10. No person shall embark on or disembark from a bus or jeepney at any place along street not officially designated as loading and unloading area.

Section 11. Whenever any curb markings are to be used to designate loading and unloading zones, such markings shall be yellow in color.

ARTICLE 4

Designated Loading and Unloading Zones

Section 12. The following are the designated loading and unloading zones:

Loading and Unloading Zones (refer to attached map)

a.)   Pioneer Avenue Link

  1. Between P. Acharon Boulevard and Magsaysay Avenue
  2. Between Magsaysay Avenue and Roxas/Pendatun

 

 

 

b.)   Roxas Link

  1. Between Beatiles St. and Señora dela Paz
  2. Between South Osmeña and Ramos St.
  3. Between City Hall Drive to Zapote St.
  4. Between Zapote St. and Laurel St.
  5. Between Laurel St. and Marist Avenue
  6. Between Marist Ave. and National Highway

 

c.)   Pendatun Link

  1. Between Pioneer Ave. and Daproza St.
  2. Between Daproza St. and Balagtas St.
  3. Between Balagtas St. and Santol St.
  4. Between Santol St. and Laurel St.
  5. Between Laurel St. and Marist Ave.
  6. Between Marist Ave. and National Highway

 

d.)   P. Acharon Boulevard Link

  1. Between Santiago Blvd and West Side St.
  2. Between West Side St. and Mansanitas St.
  3. Between Mansanitas St. and Saging St.
  4. Between Saging St. and Salazar St.
  5. Between Salazar St. and Pioneer Ave.
  6. Between Pioneer Ave. and Papaya St.
  7. Between Papaya St. and Gensan Park

 

e.)   West Side St. Link

  1. Between P. Acharon to Cagampang St.

 

f.)    Cagampang St. Link

  1. From Casquejo St. to West Side St.

 

g.)   Magsaysay Avenue Link

  1. Between Casquejo St. and Mansanitas St.
  2. Between Roxas St. and Gumamela St.
  3. Between Quirino St. and Niyog St.
  4. Between Cagampang and Señora dela Paz St.
  5. Between Niyog  St. and Beatiles St.
  6. Between Beatiles St. and Salazar St.

 

h.)   J. Catolico Avenue Link

 

  1. Between NFA and KCC Mall
  2. Between Gaisano and SOCOTECO
  3. Between Gaisano and SOCOTECO

 

i.)     J. Catolico Avenue Link

  1. Between Santiago Boulevard and Mateo Road
  2. Between Mateo Road and KCC Mall
  3. Between KCC Mall and NFA

 

j.)     Santiago Avenue Link

  1. Between Magsaysay Avenue and Catolico
  2. Between Catolico and San Miguel

 

 

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ARTICLE 5

Penalty Clause

Section 13. Penalty Clause. – Any person found violating any provision of this Ordinance shall have a fine of Five Hundred Pesos (P500.00).

 

Chapter XVII

Annual Blood Drug Test for Drivers of Public Utility Vehicles

Section 1.  This Ordinance is hereby named as “An Ordinance Requiring all Operators/Drivers of Public Utility Vehicles in General Santos City Such as of Buses, Jeepneys, Taxies, Cars for Hire, Tricycles and Others to Undergo an Annual Blood Drug Test.

Section 2. It is hereby required that all owners/drivers/operators of Public Utility Vehicles (PUVs) in General Santos City such as buses, jeepneys, taxies, cars for rent/hire, tricycles and others, in case of such owners/operators actually driving/operating said Public Utility Vehicle, to submit themselves for an annual blood drug test. However, in case where said Public Utility Vehicle is being driven/operated by another person, such person must be required by the owner/operator of said Public Utility Vehicles to submit himself for the same test.

To ensure the effective implementation of this Ordinance, the City Director of the Philippine National Police is hereby enjoined to conduct inspection of the certificates of drug test of the drivers/operators of Public Utility Vehicles.

Section 3. Failure to comply with the mandate of this Ordinance shall subject the offender to the following penalty:

FIRST OFFENSE           -           A fine of P1,500.00

SECOND OFFENSE      -           A fine of P3,000.00

THIRD OFFENSE          -           A fine of P5,000.00

Chapter XVII

Traffic Signs and Signals

ARTICLE 1

Title

Section 1. The Traffic Control Device Ordinance of General Santos City is hereby enacted

Section 2. Title. -This Ordinance shall be known as the “Traffic Control Device Ordinance of General Santos City”

ARTICLE 2

Coverage

Section 3. This Ordinance shall apply the installation, operation and maintenance of traffic signals , signs, lane markings and other traffic control devices in General Santos City. 

ARTICLE 3

Definition of Terms

Section 4. Definition of Terms- for purposes of this Ordinance, the following terms shall be understood to mean as:

(a).   Traffic Control Device- all signs , signals, pavement markings and other devices not inconsistent with this Ordinance, placed, erected or installed by authority of the Sangguniang Panlungsod or official having jurisdiction, for the purpose of regulating, warning, or guiding traffic.

(b).   Sign- is a form of traffic control device that contains information, which the road user must obey, warning of hazards that may not be self-evident, or information about routes, direction, destinations, and points of interest.

(c).    Pavement Markings- are lines, symbols, messages, or numerals set into the surface of or applied upon, or attached to the pavement which are essential for the guidance  and control of vehicle and pedestrian.

(d).    Barrier- a traffic control device in the form of an obstruction (wooden, metal or concrete blocks ) placed upon or across any road , street , highway or  sidewalk for the purpose of preventing or limiting passage of motor vehicle or pedestrians over such street, road, highway or sidewalk.

(e).    Traffic Signal- a device manually, electrically, electronically or mechanically operated by which traffic is alternately directed to stop or to proceed or is otherwise controlled.

(f).     Intersection- includes every part of a public road or highway that joins another at an angle, whether or not it crosses the other.

(g).    Marked Crosswalk- any portion of the roadway at an intersection or elsewhere, distinctly indicated for pedestrian crossing by lines or other markings on the pavement.

(h).    Unmarked Crosswalk- any strip of roadway solely intended as passageway for pedestrian that either bounded by two parallel lines drawn from the one side to the other side of the street or indicated with a short dash-lines from one side to the other side of the street.

(i).     Main Street- any wide and continuous street as distinguished from an alley or narrow traversing street. 

ARTICLE 4

Erection and Operation of Traffic Control Devices

Section 5. Erection and interface with Traffic Control Devices. – No person shall, except when duly authorized by the authority, erect, establish or display on any road or in the view of any person on any road, or interface with, alter or take down any traffic control sign or device.

No person shall erect, establish, place, maintain or display on any road or in the view of any person on any road anything which purports to be is an imitation of or similar to any traffic control sign or device, or which interferes with the effectiveness of or prevents an approaching driver from clearly distinguishing the whole or part of any traffic control device, or distracts his attention from any traffic control sign or device.

Section 6. Traffic Control Signs or Devices to be Operative. – Where any traffic control sign or item of a kind referred to in this Article exists on the road, it shall be effective and operative as traffic control device duly established for the purpose under this Ordinance.

Any traffic-control or device that substantially conforms to the requirement of these sections with respect to the dimension, shape, color, position, direction, angle or any other feature of traffic control sign or device of any kind shall be deemed traffic control sign or device of that kind.

Section 7. Use of Sirens, Dazzling Lights, Similar Gadgets.-No private person shall use or cause to be used sirens, bells, horns or lights and emergency flashing lights installed in either front or rear, and emergency light blinkers and other similar signaling or flashing devices that actually impede and confuse traffic and which are inconsistent with sound traffic discipline and control on the roads. 

ARTICLE 5

Obedience to Traffic Control Devices

Section 8. Obedience to Official Traffic Control Devices.-The driver of any vehicle shall obey the instructions of any official control device applicable thereto, placed or erected in accordance with the provisions of this Ordinance: Provided, That at any intersection where a stop sign or traffic signal lights have been erected or installed, the driver of any vehicle shall operate his vehicle in conformity with the traffic signal lights whenever said traffic signal lights are in operation , unless, otherwise directed by the police officer or any other person authorized to direct, control, or regulate traffic: Provided further, That in any boxed intersection which is identified by the criss-cross lines of yellow paint covering the area from the center of the intersection  up to the pedestrian lanes, no vehicle shall be allowed to enter therein if its way ahead or exit out of the said boxed intersection is not  clear even if the “ GO” signal light is on: Provided finally, That no provision of this section shall effect the exemption granted to the driver of an authorized emergency vehicle.

For the purpose of giving effect to the foregoing provision, the traffic authorities of the City Government and the Philippine National Police shall be authorized to select busy intersections in the City of General Santos that shall be declared as “boxed intersections“ and provide them with the following sign: “KEEP INTERSECTION OPEN” which shall be installed in  a conspicuous place.

Section 9. Traffic Devices Required for Enforcement Purposes.-When the use of signs, signals, pavement markings or other traffic control devices is expressly required by any provision of this Ordinance or be placed at the particular locations involved to give notice of the existence and application or operation of any such provision, there shall be no prosecution for violation of such provision, unless at the time and place of the alleged violation such as signs, signals, pavement markings or other traffic control devices were placed in accordance with the requirement of such provision and were sufficiently legible or understandable to a person or ordinary understanding or observation. Whenever any particular provision of this Ordinance does not state that signs, signals, pavement markings or other traffic control devices are required , such provisions shall be effective even though no  signs, signals ,pavement markings  and other traffic control devices are erected in place.

The installation and use of traffic signal lights is hereby authorized at the city streets and intersections described in SCHEDULE I as follows:

SCHEDULE I

STREET AND INTERSECTIONS WHERE TRAFFIC CONTROL SIGNALS ARE AUTHORIZED TO BE INSTALLED AND USE

No.       Name of Intersection/Street

1                                              Pioneer Avenue

2                                              P. Acharon Boulevard

3                                              Santiago Boulevard

4                                              Jose Catolico Avenue

5                                              Pendatun Avenue

6                                              Roxas Avenue

7                                              Quezon Avenue

8                                              Magsaysay Avenue

9                                              Quirino Avenue

10                                            Laurel Avenue

11                                            Aparente Street

12                                            NLSA Road

13                                            Fil-Am Friendship Avenue

14                                            Bula-Lagao Road

15                                            Bulaong Avenue

16                                            Labangal Road

17                                            Salvani Street

18                                            Tiongson Street

19                                            Nuñez Street

20                                            Leon Llido Street

21                                            Yumang Street

Section 10. Installation of Traffic Signal Lights on National Highways.-The installation and use of traffic lights on National Highways is hereby authorized at the streets and intersections described in SCHEDULE II as follows: 

SCHEDULE II

          STREET AND INTERSECTIONS ON THE NATIONAL HIGHWAY WHERE TRAFFIC CONTROL SIGNALS ARE AUTHORIZED TO BE INSTALLED AND USED

1          National Highway – Cabel Street

2          National Highway – Tiongson Street

3          National Highway- G. Mesa Street

4          National Highway – NFA Junction

5          National Highway – Santiago Blvd.

6          National Highway – Roxas Avenue

7          National Highway – Aparente Street

8          National Highway – Pendatun Avenue

9          National Highway – Bulaong Avenue

10         National Highway – Mabuhay Road

11         National Highway – Makar Road (Hadano Park)

12         National Highway – Circumferential Road

13         National Highway – Espina Road

14         National Highway – Labangal Road

15         National Highway – Calumpang Road

16         National Highway – Fil-Am Friendship Avenue

17         National Highway – Fishport Complex

Section 11. Traffic Control Signal Legend.-Whenever traffic controlled by traffic control signals exhibiting different colored lights successively , one at a time, or with arrows, the following colors only shall be used and said words and lights shall indicate and apply to driver or vehicles and pedestrians as follows:

(1)   Steady Green Alone ( Go Signal)

(a)   Vehicular traffic facing the signal may proceed straight through or turn right or left unless a sign at such place prohibits either such turn. But vehicular traffic, including vehicles turning right or left, shall yield the right-of-way to other vehicles and to pedestrians lawfully within the intersection of an adjacent cross walk at the time such signal is exhibited.

(b)   Pedestrians facing the signal may proceed across the roadway within any marked or unmarked crosswalk.

(2)   Steady Amber or Yellow Alone (“Caution Signal”) when shown following Green or “Go” Signal.

(a)   Vehicular traffic facing the signal is hereby warned that the Red or “STOP” signal will be exhibited immediately thereafter and such vehicular traffic shall not enter or be crossing the intersection when the Red or “STOP” is exhibited.

(b)   Pedestrians facing such signal are hereby warned that there is insufficient time to cross the roadway, and any pedestrian then starting to cross shall yield the right-of-way to all vehicles.

(3)    Steady Red Alone ( Stop Signal)

(a)   Vehicular  traffic facing the signal shall stop before entering the crosswalk on the near side of the intersection or, if none, then before entering the intersection, and shall remain standing until the green” GO” signal is exhibited alone : Provided,

  1. Where no sign has been erected at such intersection prohibiting right turns against a    red  signal, vehicular traffic facing such signal, after first coming to a complete stop as specified above, may enter the intersection with caution from the right lane to make a right turn but shall yield the right-of-way to pedestrians and other traffic proceeding as directed by the signal at said intersection; and

ii.    At the intersection of  two one-way streets, where no sign has been erected at such intersection prohibiting right or left turns as the case may be against a red signal, vehicular traffic facing such signal, after first coming to a complete stop as specified above, may enter the intersection with caution from the right or left lane to make a right or left turn, respectively, in the direction of the one-way flow of traffic but shall yield the right-of-way to pedestrians and other traffic proceeding as directed by the signal at said intersection.

  1. No pedestrian facing such signal shall enter the roadway within a crosswalk or otherwise.

(4)   Steady Green Arrow

(a)   Vehicular traffic facing such signal may enter the intersection with caution only to make the movement in the direction indicated by such green arrow but shall yield the right-of-way to pedestrians lawfully within a crosswalk and to other traffic lawfully using the intersection.

(b)   No pedestrian facing such signal shall enter the roadway whether in a crosswalk or otherwise.

Section 12. Pedestrian Control Signals.- Whenever special pedestrian control signals  exhibiting  the words “WALK” or “WAIT” or “DON’T WALK”, or exhibiting different colored lights successively one at  a time, the following colors only shall be used and said words and lights shall indicate and apply to pedestrians as follows:

(1)   Pedestrian Green or “Walk” – Pedestrians facing such signal may proceed across the roadway in the direction of the signal and shall be given the right of way by the drivers of all vehicles.

(2)   Steady Pedestrian Red, or “Don’t Walk” – No pedestrian shall start to cross the roadway in the direction of such signal.

(3)   Flashing Pedestrian Red- Any pedestrian who has partially completed his crossing on the Green or “WALK” signal shall proceed to a sidewalk or safety island while the Flashing Pedestrian Red signal is showing. 

Section 13. Warning Lights at Mid-Block Crosswalk- Whenever distinction amber colored lamps are placed at mid-block crosswalks, they shall require vehicle drivers to exercise caution when   approaching such crosswalk.

Section 14. Flashing Signals. -  Whenever flashing red or yellow signals are used, they shall require obedience by any vehicular traffic as follows:

(1)    Flashing Red (“STOP” Signal)- When a red lens is illuminated with rapid intermittent flashes, drivers of vehicles shall stop before entering the nearest crosswalk at  an  intersection or at a stop line when mark and right to proceed shall be subject to the rules applicable after making a stop at a stop sign.

(2)   Flashing Yellow (“Caution”Signal) – When a yellow lens is illuminated with rapid intermittent flashes, drivers of vehicles may proceed through the intersection or pass such signal only with caution. 

Section 15. Authorized Signs, Signals or Markings. 

(a) Authorized signs, signals or markings are those devices that conform to the standard, specifications, size, color, location, classification and design set forth and recommended under the latest edition of the Department of Public Works and Highways Manual on Road Signs and Pavement Markings.

(b) In the event an official traffic control signal is erected and maintained at a place other than an intersection, the provision hereinabove set fort shall be applicable except as to those provisions, which by their nature, can have no application.

(c)   Any stop required shall be made at a sign or marking on the pavement indicating where the stop shall be made, but in the absence of any such sign or marking, the stop shall be made at the nearest crosswalk at the intersection, or at the prolongation of the property line. 

Section 16. Display of Unauthorized Signs, Signals or Markings. 

(1)   No person shall maintain or display upon or view of any highway any unauthorized sign, signal, marking or device which purports to be or is an imitation of, of resembles an official traffic control device or sign or signal, or which hides from view of interferes with the effectiveness of any official control device, sign or signal, and no person shall place or maintain nor shall any public authority permit, upon any highway any traffic sign or signal to have thereon any commercial advertising. This shall not be deemed to prohibit the direction upon private property adjacent to highways of signs giving the useful directional information of a type that cannot be mistaken of official signs, signals or other traffic control devices.

(2)   In additional to the penalties provided for the violation of any of the foregoing provisions, every such prohibited sign, signal or marking is hereby declared to be a public nuisance and the Chief of Police is hereby empowered and directed to remove the same or caused it to be removed without notice. 

Section 17. Interfering with Official Traffic Control Devices, Signs, Signal. – No person shall, without lawful authority, attempt to or in fact alter, deface, injure, knock down or remove any official traffic control device, sign or signal or any inscription, shield or insignia thereon, or any other part thereof.

Section 18. Obstruction of Visibility of Traffic Sign or Signal.– No person shall hang, suspend, place or construct of any billboard, awning, frame, balcony, cornice, or any other projection so as to obstruct the visibility of any traffic sign or signal placed or erected as authorized by law.

Section 19. Red And Green Illuminated Signs Near Traffic Signals. – No person shall erect, or maintain any red or green light or red or green neon signs within 75 feet of any intersection where traffic is controlled by signal lights without first obtaining a written permit from the Office of the City Engineer and the Office of the City Mayor, certifying that such light or at the sign at the specified location does not constitute undue distraction to a vehicle driver acting in obedience to the directions of the traffic signal lights.

Section 20. Traffic Lane Markings. 

(1)   Whenever traffic is controlled by the pavement markings, such markings shall be in accordance with the standard, specification, size, color, location, classification and design set forth and recommended under the latest edition of the Department of Public Works and Highways Manual on Roads Signs and Pavement Markings.

(2)   When a broken line is used for a center or lane line, such a line a guideline and may not be crossed by vehicular traffic unless such movement can be made with safety.

(3)   When a single solid or a double solid line is used for a center or lane line, the line is of regulatory character and is not to be crossed by vehicular traffic except when turning into or out of private driveways or intersecting highways or when directed by a police officer or any other persons authorized to direct, control, or regulate traffic or when such streets are traffic coned to allow additional traffic, lanes at times of emergency or peak traffic hours.

(4)   Whenever a combination of solid and broken lines is used, any solid line appearing in the same lane on which vehicle is traveling shall not be crossed at anytime, except when turning into or out of private driveways or roads, or intersecting streets and highways, and any broken line appearing in the same lane which the vehicle is traveling may be crossed at any time.

(5)   When traffic cones are used by proper authority to temporarily control the flow of traffic in lanes other than those designated by the permanent pavement marking, the lanes designated by the cones shall have the same regulatory effect as the permanent markings.

Section 21. Unauthorized Removal or Altering of Traffic Signs, Signals and Equipment Installed in any Street or in any Place in the City of General Santos where they are officially intended.- It is unlawful to remove, alter, deface, injure or destroy traffic signs, signals , and equipment in any city street or in any place in the City of General Santos where they are officially installed. It shall be likewise unlawful for any person, except those authorized by the City Engineer’s Office and the City Mayor’s Office, to remove, alter, deface, injure, breakdown or destroy any traffic sign, signal, equipment or any traffic device officially installed in the street of the City of General Santos.

ARTICLE 6

Duties and Rights of Pedestrians

Section 22. Pedestrians Subject to Traffic Control Signals. – Pedestrians shall be subject to traffic control signals at intersections and other signalized crossings, but at all other places pedestrians shall be accorded the privileges and shall be subject to the restrictions hereinafter stated.

Section 23. Vehicles to yield right-of-way to pedestrians in crosswalk. 

a)     When traffic control signals are in operation, the driver of a vehicle turning or intending to turn right or left shall likewise yield the right of way to pedestrians lawfully within the crosswalk.

b)    When traffic control signals are not in place or not in operation and traffic is not being directed by a traffic enforcer or police officer, the driver of the vehicle shall yield the right-or-way, slowing down or stopping if necessary, in order to yield to a pedestrian crossing the roadway within the marked or unmarked crosswalk.

c)     Whenever any vehicle is stopped in order to yield the right–of-way to a pedestrian, the driver of any other vehicle approaching from the rear shall not overtake or attempt to pass such stopped vehicle.

Section 24. Restriction on Pedestrians Crossing Roadway. 

a)     No pedestrian shall enter any marked or unmarked crosswalk or part thereof when the pedestrian signal display prohibits crossing or when it is forbidden to do so by traffic signs.

b)    No pedestrian shall cross any roadway within any business district except within a marked or unmarked crosswalk, nor any roadway in any residence district within 200 feet of any intersection except within a marked or unmarked crosswalk at such intersection.

c)     Pedestrian shall move, whenever practicable, upon the right of half of crosswalk.

d)    No person shall enter upon or cross any roadway or portion of any roadway designated by the Council as closed to pedestrian traffic, except within an authorized marked crosswalk. The City Mayor’s Office shall from time to time determine the roadways or portions roadways that are to be closed to pedestrian traffic.

Section 25. – Pedestrian Walking Along Roadways. 

a)     Where sidewalks are provided, it shall be unlawful for any pedestrian to walk along and upon an adjacent roadway.

b)    Where sidewalks are not provided, any pedestrian walking along and upon a roadway hall, when practicable walk only on the left side of the roadway or its shoulder facing traffic which may approach from the opposite direction.

c)     No person shall stand on, walk along, or otherwise occupy any portion of a public street or highway, including the shoulder or sidewalk area, for the purpose of soliciting a free ride (hitch-hiking) from the driver of any vehicle.

Section 26. Loading and Unloading on a Signalized Intersection.           

a)     No person shall board or light on a vehicle, whether private or public, near the signalized intersection except on the designated loading and unloading area.

b)    No person driving a vehicle whether private or public shall solicit, load or unload passenger while they are queuing at the approach to signalized intersection.

Section 27. Jaywalking. - It shall be unlawful for any person to cross any main street intersection provided with a pedestrian lane without following the same and without strictly observing traffic rules and regulations for the same in General Santos City.

The prohibition mentioned in the preceding paragraph shall also apply to any person crossing any main street provided with a pedestrian lane without following the same regardless of his distance between him and designated pedestrian lane.

It shall be prohibited for any vehicle, whether motor or animal-driven, to stop right on the pathway of the pedestrian lane, thereby obstructing the free traffic to pedestrians along the same. 

Article 7

Penalty and Procedure of Arrest

Section 28. Penalty Clause. - Any person violating the provision of the foregoing Sections shall be punished as follows:

Code                            Type of Offense / Violation                                  Fines and Penalties

Section 8          Disobedience to Official traffic Control Devices                                      Php500.00

Section 11        Disobedience to Traffic Control Signals                                                   Php500.00

Section 20        Disobedience to Traffic Lane Markings                                        Php500.00

Section 5          Erection and interference with Traffic Control Devices                  Php1,000.00

Section 17        Interfering with Official Traffic Control Devices,                            Php500.00

signs or signals

Section 26        Jaywalking                                                                        Php100.00 + seminar

Section 18        Obstruction of Visibility Signs near Traffic Signals                      Php500.00

Section 25        Pedestrian walking along roadways                                    Php100.00 + seminar

Section 7          Sirens, Dazzling Lights and Gadgets                                              Php500.00 +

Confiscation of Gadget

Section16         Unauthorized display of Signs, Signals and Markings                    Php500.00

Section 21         Unauthorized Removal or Altering of Traffic Signs,                   Php500.00 or

Signals and Equipment installed in any street or any             imprisonment of not

place in the City of General Santos                                       less than 1 month but

not more than 6 months

Section 23         Vehicles not yielding right of way to pedestrians                         Php500.00

Section 15        Violating Authorized Signs, Signals, or Markings                                  Php500.00

Section 24        Violating Restrictions on Pedestrian                                         Php200.00

Section 26        Loading and Unloading on a Signalized Intersection       Php100.00 + seminar

Section 29. Procedure upon Arrest. - Except when authorized or directed by law to immediately take a person arrested for a violation of any of the traffic laws before a magistrate, any authorized police officer, upon making an arrest for violation of the Land Transportation Code (RA 4136) shall take the name , address and operator’s license number of the alleged violator and the registered number of the motor vehicle involved and shall issue to him in writing a summons or citation, hereinafter described, warning him/her to answer to the charge against him/her at a place and time within 7 days after such arrest.

Section 30. Summons or Citation. - There shall be provided for use by authorized Traffic Enforcers a citation ticket in accordance with an existing Ordinance as a form of summons or citation for use in citing violators of those traffic laws, which do not  mandate the physical arrest of such violators.

Section 31. Failure to Obey Summons. - Any person who fails to appear at the place and within the time specified in the summons or citation issued to him/her by an officer upon his/her arrest for any traffic violation is guilty of a misdemeanor regardless of the disposition of the charge of which he/she was originally arrested.

 

Chapter XVIII

Operation Vehicles at GSC Airport Without Valid Franchise

Section 1. No person, driver or operator of motor vehicle without valid franchise to operate shall pick-up passenger for a fee at General Santos City International Airport.  Likewise, no person, driver or operator shall offer contract of transport to a passenger for a fee inside the arrival area of the airport.

Section 2.  Violation of this Ordinance shall be punishable by a fine of P3,000.00 or imprisonment of ten (10) days, or both such fine and imprisonment at the discretion of the Court. If the violator is a corporation, partnership, or cooperative, the president or manager shall be liable thereof.

Where the violator of this Ordinance does not contest his or her apprehension and elect to pay the fine imposed under the preceding paragraph, the enforcement officer shall forthwith issue citation ticket to the person apprehended without resort to the Court. The citation ticket shall state or contain (a.) the name, signature, age and address of the person apprehended, (b.) the material facts obtaining in the commission or omission of the crime defined and penalized under this Ordinance, (c.) the amount of fine which is payable in favor of the City Government of General Santos, and (d.) notice requiring the person apprehended for extra-judicial settlement of his or her violation by paying the prescribed amount of fine at the Office of the City Treasurer within seventy-two (72) hours from issuance thereof, otherwise, appropriate complaint shall be filed against him/her before the court of law.

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