kara david 24 ORAS

Electric tricycle

MANILA – Ang tricycle na siguro ang pinakamaingay at pinakamausok na sasakyan sa lansangan. Pero binago ito sa pamamagitan ng electric tricycle na ginawa ng isang kumpanya.

Sa ulat ni GMA reporter Kara David kamakailan, sinabing higit na malaki ang maiuuwing kita ng tricycle driver kung de-kuryente sa halip na de-gasolina ang kanilang gagamitin.

Sa ginawang Transport Summit sa Taguig City, ipinakita ang bagong electric tricycle na kayang tumakbo sa bilis na 60 kilometer per hour.

Kumpara sa kunsumo ng de-gasolinang tricycle na aabot P200 bawat araw, ang electric tricycle ay kakain lamang ng P38 bawat araw sa kunsumo ng kuryente sa pag-charge ng baterya nito.

Ang fully-charge na electric tricycle ay kayang tumakbo nang dalawang araw.

“Yung full charge mo (na tricycle) can run up to 120 kilometers. Ang average trip ng driver per day ay 60 kilometer ang cost nya ang estimate namin mga P38, so ang cost mo per day is about P20,” paliwanag ni Gerard Villora, CEO Electric Vehicle Solution Inc.

Dahil sa naranasang pagtaas ng presyo ng gasolina nitong nakalipas na mga buwan, sinasabing mabuting alternatibong sasakyan ang electric tricycle.

Ayon kay David, ang isang unit ng electric tricycle ay nagkakahalaga ng P110,000. Kaya naman balak umano ng lokal na pamahalaan ng Taguig na magkaroon ng financing package para sa mga driver na nais palitan ang kanilang de-gasolinang tricycle.

“Ang LPG parang stop gap solution lang yan. I mean its still a fossil fuel na ginagamit mo and still depleting the planet resources. Mayroon ka pa ring fume. Dito (sa electric trike) wala na talaga,” paliwanag ni Taguig City Mayor Freddie Tinga

Finance chief belittles ‘zero remittance’ threat

MANILA, Philippines — – Finance Secretary Margarito Teves on Tuesday brushed aside the call of a migrant group for overseas Filipino workers (OFWs) not to send remittances in the Philippine on October 29.

A report on GMA news’ 24 Oras said Teves was confident that the International Migrants Alliance’s “zero remittance” plan will not succeed.

“I don’t know kung in one day maging zero ang (remittance na) darating. Siguro may reduction but not really zero,” Teves said in the report.

Kara David’s report said OFWs around the globe were estimated to remit to the Philippines about P1 billion every month.

An official of the Department of Foreign Affairs, meanwhile, assured that the one-day protest won’t be a hinder in the Global Forum on Migration and Development (GFMD) that is going to held in the Philippines on October 27 to 30.

The GFMD, annual event attended by different countries, aims to address the concerns of migration and migrant workers.

“They will not be distracted from that kind of a call. We will focus on our job which is to continue and improve our system of protection providing for our Filipino overseas workers,” said Foreign Affairs Undersecretary Esteban Conejos.

The militant group Migrante International said the zero remittance protest aims to stress that work abroad is not the solution to end poverty in the Philippines. The group said the government should strengthen local industries to generate jobs.

“Ito (zero remittance day) ay protesta, isang araw na pagpapakita na ‘pag nagdesisyon ang mga migrants workers na itigil yung pagremit ng pera nila isang araw, kahit isang minuto lang nga malaking epekto na sa ekonomya,” explained by Connie Regalado, chairperson Migrante.

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