Cebu City Councilor Alcover seeks to regulate operation of horse-drawn carriage

A MEMBER of the Cebu City Council has filed an ordinance that aims to regulate the operation of “tartanillas” or the traditional horse-drawn carriage plying the city’s roads.

Councilor Pastor “Jun” Alcover told SunStar Cebu Thursday, October 6, 2022, that the “kutseros” or operators of the tartanillas have been left behind and not given enough attention by the city government.

Alcover introduced the ordinance during the Sanggunian’s regular session on Wednesday, October 5, that urged the Department of Veterinary Medicine and Fisheries (DVMF) to conduct seminars to maintain the upkeep of the horses and provide free voluntary checkups every six months.

The proposed ordinance also mandated the Cebu City Transportation Office (CCTO) to identify routes that will be in line with the city’s heritage sites to promote the tourism industry.

“Mura og na biyaan man gyud ni sila then considering nga part ni sa atoang history unya wala gyud ma preserbar. Kining tartanilla mao ni unang sakyanan sa mga katiguwangan,” said Alcover.

The proposed resolution was referred to the council’s committee on laws, committee on tourism, and committee on animal welfare for further deliberations. (IRT, TPT)