The agency flagged a good number of violators along EDSA yesterday
Yes, the restrictions for pillion riding have eased up over the past couple of weeks, but riders must keep in mind that there still are minimum requirements that need to be met.Even if backriding shields are no longer required for some,
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
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
Check out the photos
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
The IATF should take a look at this
As the debate on the proper and safe design for a pillion-rider protective shield heats up, a Filipino-owned company specializing in car accessories has come up with its own version that is now trending on social media.Shark Philippines is
The government official makes a statement
In an interview with veteran broadcaster Jay Taruc, Bohol governor Arthur Yap, the government official who proposed the controversial motorcycle shield design, advised stakeholders to wait for the final approval of the Inter-Agency Task Force (IATF) for the Management of Emerging
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
No apprehension during the first day of pillion riding
The first day the government allowed couples or live-in partners to ride a motorcycle together was marked with confusion, and this prompted the Philippine National Police - Highway Patrol Group (PNP - HPG) to defer arresting violators.Instead, PNP-HPG personnel manning checkpoints
A technical working group is tasked to draft healthy protocols
With mounting pressure not only from local government units and motorcycle companies but the riding public as well, Malacañang has finally given a thumbs up to lift the ban on backriding.Presidential spokesman Atty. Harry Roque has announced that President Rodrigo
A party-list solon is the latest to propose this to the IATF
It seems the pronouncement by President Rodrigo Duterte to uphold the ban on 'backriding' or pillion riding hasn't been enough to put the issue to rest. In fact, more government officials are joining the bandwagon in pushing for its partial liftingAng
We’re itching to hear President Duterte’s reaction on this
Iloilo governor Arthur Defensor Jr. obviously missed President Duterte's pronouncement last June 5, 2020, by a whisker.Yesterday afternoon, or a day after Duterte upheld the ban on pillion riding, the local official revealed an underbone motorcycle specially equipped with a
“The law is harsh, but we have to implement it”
Will we see a clash between the executive department and some local government units (LGU) over the implementation of the pillion riding ban? Earlier today, President Rodrigo Duterte threw his all-out support behind the Department of the Interior and Local Government'
Do you think other LGUs should follow suit?
While residents of Metro Manila are pleading for 'backriding' or pillion riding to be allowed amid the current public transport shortage, Governor Gwendolyn Garcia of the Province of Cebu has issued an executive order allowing it under general community quarantine (GCQ)-a
A social-media user has designed these ‘motorcycle passes’
More riders are desperately appealing to the Inter-Agency Task Force (IATF) for the Management of Emerging Infectious Diseases to lift the ban on motorcycle 'backriding' for members of the same household due to the shortage of public transport. The IATF had
“There should be uniformity in the enforcement of traffic laws”
Riders appealing to the national government to allow pillion riding among family members is fast becoming a bandwagon, despite the continued of implementation of physical distancing.The latest among local officials who are in favor of the proposal is Ako Bicol party-
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