It ain’t over till it’s over
Today, we bring both good news and bad news with regard to the proposed extension of the motorcycle-taxi pilot run.Here's the good news: Secretary Arthur Tugade of the Department of Transportation (DOTr) expressed his support for the continuation of
Fingers crossed
Can motorcycle-taxi riders now see the light at the end of the tunnel?National Task Force (NTF) Against COVID-19 chief implementer Carlito Galvez Jr. revealed that President Rodrigo Duterte had been informed of the official recommendation of the Inter-Agency
It will begin accepting credit card payments this month
Motorcycle-taxi service providers have found themselves in quite a sticky situation since this pandemic started. You see, the mere idea of pillion riding has become quite the sore spot for authorities over the past several months, let alone the operation of
As well as the backing of the House Committee on Transportation
Lt. Gen. Guillermo Eleazar, commander of Joint Task Force COVID Shield, has recommended the resumption of the motorcycle-taxi pilot run in areas under general community quarantine, particularly Metro Manila.During a hearing initiated by the House Committee on Transportation, Eleazar said
Good news, riders
Effective August 19, 2020, the National Task Force (NTF) for COVID-19 has issued new guidelines for pillion riders in areas placed under general community quarantine (GCQ), which includes Metro Manila and its neighboring provinces. Now, riders living in the same house
“Mag-iingat po kami like always”
Motorcycle-based ride-hailing and delivery service Angkas is stepping up the game with free rides for healthcare workers. The motorcycle-taxi service will be rolling out this program starting today, August 8, until the modified enhanced community quarantine in Metro Manila
Is it time?
The House Committee on Transportation has urged the Inter-Agency Task Force (IATF) for the Management of Emerging Infectious Diseases to allow motorcycle-taxi companies to resume their operations, provided they meet certain conditions.During the virtual hearing held on Thursday, July
We give it a quick shakedown
Social media is flooded with comments, analysis, and critical remarks about the backriding shields that have been approved by the Inter-Agency Task Force (IATF) for the Management of Emerging Infectious Diseases, for the use of couples and domestic partners riding a
The policy is set to be implemented on July 26
The Motorcycle Development Program Participants Association (MDPPA) has finally come out in the open to oppose the controversial rider's barrier policy set to be implemented by the National Task Force (NTF) against COVID-19 on July 26, or six days from
Two designs have been approved so far
The deadline for the installation of motorcycle backriding protective barriers has been moved to July 26, a one-week extension from the original July 19 target. According to a GMA News report, the Joint Task Force COVID Shield (JTF CV) has agreed
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Department of Interior and Local Government (DILG) Secretary Eduardo Año has announced that they will start apprehending pillion riders not using the prescribed protective shield starting Monday, July 20.That's more than a week after the COVID National Task Force
The specs and materials used will be made available to the public
It's official: The protective shield designed by motorcycle-taxi company Angkas has been given the thumbs up by the Inter-Agency Task Force (IATF) for the Management of Emerging Infectious Diseases.In a statement, Angkas said the approved design was the
More are joining the bandwagon to oppose this policy
Does the name Bonifacio Bosita ring a bell? In case you're not aware, Bosita is a lieutenant colonel with the Philippine National Police-Highway Patrol Group (PNP-HPG). He is also the founder of Riders' Safety Advocates of the Philippines, which
The implementing guidelines are now being drafted, according to Malacañang
In the past few weeks, some local government units have come up with different designs for motorcycle-mounted protective shields that can help prevent the spread of coronavirus between riders and their passengers.Governors Arthur Yap of Bohol and Arthur Defensor Jr.
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