The city government here has deployed an initial 20 vehicles for the operation of the ride-hailing system that will serve its own offices starting Monday.
Called the MABB (Mayor Albee B. Benitez) Cab, the service can be accessed exclusively by the employees of the Bacolod City Government Center through a smartphone application (app).
“We have pooled the vehicles of the offices for this program. Employees must not think that their office service vehicle has been taken away. It’s the opposite, what will happen is you will have additional vehicles. All those who have official business will be provided with vehicles,” said Mayor Alfredo Abelardo Benitez during the soft launch held during the flag-raising rites at the Government Center grounds.
Using the MABB Cab app, an office of the local government unit (LGU) can book a ride for fieldwork or other official assignments or destinations.
Since not all vehicles transport personnel on official business daily, a vehicle not in use can be booked by other offices when needed.
The MABB Cab has been patterned after the Negros Occidental provincial government’s Capitol Cab, a ride-hailing service with a digital booking application that handles the travel demands of provincial government employees on official business. (PNA)