This includes emergency response and law enforcement
The Philippine National Police-Highway Patrol Group (PNP-HPG) has been ramping up its crackdown on motorists' unauthorized use of wang-wang on public roads. Recently, it also reiterated that not even the Metropolitan Manila Development Authority (MMDA) can use such devices.
Is this the right move?
Last week, Philippine senator JV Ejercito's petition to end wang-wang went viral after he called on the new administration to address the issue."As far as I know, only the President, VP, Senate President, Speaker, and SC Justice [are] entitled
This should go without saying
Guys, riding around on public roads in the Philippines is dangerous enough already. Why add to that risk by pretending to be Evel Knievel?Okay, we get it-the added risk is exactly why some wannabe daredevils do what they do. The
Do you rent your car out?
Well, here's your weekly reminder that it's a dog-eat-dog world for car owners out there. The Philippine National Police-Highway Patrol Group (PNP-HPG) is warning of a new modus that goes by the moniker 'rent-tangay.'How
Remember: Only official emergency vehicles can use accessories like these
When you see a large vehicle charging behind you on the highway with its blinkers and matching sirens turned on, what do you do? Move the heck out of the way, of course.Sadly, in such scenarios, there isn't always an
To aid the agency’s traffic management efforts
Barely a week after announcing the forced retirement of senior traffic personnel, the leadership of the Metropolitan Manila Development Authority (MMDA) has arranged for the deployment of Philippine National Police-Highway Patrol Group (PNP-HPG) riders along EDSA and Commonwealth Avenue to
The PNP-HPG chief thinks so
With the dramatic upsurge in the number of motorbikes plying EDSA, the Philippine National Police-Highway Patrol Group (PNP-HPG) has come up with new recommendations that it hopes will reduce the number of motorcycle-related accidents and ease traffic on this
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
Their new lids will provide better protection
Irked by the sight of Philippine National Police-Highway Patrol Group (HPG) officers wearing substandard helmets purchased at cheap prices from the Port Area, a senior PNP official has taken the initiative of providing them with quality motorcycle headgear.Maj. Gen. Dionard
Don’t drive out unless you’re on this list
Authorized persons outside residence (APOR). We're willing to bet this is an acronym you've only recently become familiar with, on account of the Philippine National Police Highway Patrol Group's (PNP-HPG) newfound zeal for ticketing motorists violating the Luzon-
A steep price to pay
Authorities have been stressing time and time again: People should not drive out during the COVID-19 pandemic unless absolutely necessary. For those who, for whatever reason, still keep insisting on getting behind the wheel because they feel like it, here's
Is this a valid reason?
Yesterday, April 15, authorities began cracking down on motorists leaving their homes for unauthorized reasons. The idea behind it is a pretty straightforward one, but there does remain some confusion regarding what's considered a valid reason to drive out.Obviously, if
Let’s all help flatten the curve
In case you missed it, the Philippine government has instructed the Philippine National Police Highway Patrol Group (PNP-HPG) to crack down on unauthorized individuals driving out during the Luzon-wide enhanced community quarantine period (ECQ).The development comes following a spike
“In order to preserve the integrity of the HPG”
The Philippine National Police (PNP) has issued another warning against the increasing unauthorized use of PNP-Highway Patrol Group (HPG) stickers and logos within civilian motorcycle clubs.PNP officials particularly cited the proliferation of the stickers and logos in the riding gear
Don’t push it
Heads up, motorists-and we don't just mean the ones stuck in traffic inside Metro Manila.The Land Transportation Office (LTO), together with the Philippine National Police-Highway Patrol Group (PNP-HPG), the Metro Manila Development Authority (MMDA), the Department of
Do your part and give way, too
Emergency vehicles trying to make their way through will now be assisted by Metropolitan Manila Development Authority (MMDA) enforcers. This, after President Rodrigo Duterte ordered that ambulances carrying patients be escorted by traffic enforcers and Philippine National Police-Highway Patrol Group (PNP-
However, penalties must still be settled with the MMDA
In the coming days, the Philippine National Police-Highway Patrol Group (PNP-HPG) personnel deployed on EDSA will not just stand there and direct traffic.Aside from its primordial mission of hunting down criminals like carjackers, this special police unit will be
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