HomeSMCC Higher Education Research Journal (Business Administration Journal)vol. 3 no. 1 (2021)

The Impact of Covid-19 Among Tricycle Drivers of Nasipit Agusan del Norte

Mariane S. Fajardo | Joan Marie Manlunas | Melerose A. Parmisano | Noel S. Bitancor

 

Abstract:

Tricycle drivers are the primary victim of the COVID-19 outbreak because it affects the operating performances during services. There is income loss due to the limitation of passengers to travel per unit due to physical distancing. This study aims to determine whether there is a significant impact before and during the COVID-19 outbreak on the tricycle drivers’ operating performances in terms of daily income, daily operating costs, and pay-back period of cost recovery. The study employed the descriptive survey method. The respondents of the study are the 251 registered tricycle drivers of Nasipit, Agusan del Norte, and used the random sampling method to select the respondents. The study found a significant impact during the COVID-19 outbreak on the tricycle drivers’ operating performances in terms of daily income and pay-back period of cost recovery. Therefore, the COVID-19 pandemic has a negative effect on them because it reduces income due to the limitation of passengers per unit to observe physical distancing to avoid the transmission of the virus. It was recommended that the tricycle drivers find a strategy to earn income to provide for their needs since COVID-19 affects them. Moreover, they should find other sources of income to still receive satisfaction on revenue on operating.