An invoice searching for to permit bikes for use as a business car to transport passengers and goods has been filed inside the Senate.

Senator Sonny Angara, in submitting Senate Bill 1025, wanted to amend the Land Transportation and Traffic Code to permit motorcycles to be registered with the Land Transportation Office as “for hire.”

He said visitors in Metro Manila is getting worse by the day with the mass transit systems continuously breaking down and lots of commuters left with out a preference, however, to use motorcycles-for-lease or “habal-habal” to get from point A to point B.

“However, technically, the increasingly more-famous mode of delivery remains taken into consideration unlawful beneath the Land Transportation and Traffic Code, which covers the registration and operation of all motor cars in us of a,” he stated.

The Angara stated Angkas, as an instance, become allowed to function for 6 months starting the remaining June eight as a part of a pilot-run of “motorcycle taxis.”

“Commuting in Metro Manila has grown to be very challenging. A common commuter has to allocate at least hours to get to paintings or school and that is if their ordinary modes of delivery are to be had. What if the MRT breaks down? Kulang pa ang 2 oras mo sa byahe,” he stated.

“Tulad nitong nangyari sa LRT-2 na nasunog. Libo libong Pilipino ang naperwisyo nito at karamihan sa kanila ay habal na ang sinasakyan para mas mabilis makarating sa destinasyon nila at mas mura din ito kumpara sa Grab,” he introduced.

Under Republic Act 4136 or the Land Transportation and Traffic Code, bikes are best allowed for either non-public or government use and prohibits its list as an automobile for rent.

“However, people and even unaccredited shipping agencies, keep to utilize bikes for public delivery notwithstanding the explicit prohibition of such operation below the equal regulation,” Angara said.

He stated motorcycles-for-rent have lengthy been around and for some provinces, that is even considered a number one mode of public transportation.

“The call for for this carrier honestly cannot be unnoticed, which is why I actually have filed a bill in search of to legalize the operation of bikes-for-rent,” the senator stated.

Under Senate Bill 1025, for you to be registered for transporting passengers, a bike ought to have a minimum engine displacement of 125 cubic centimeters and a backbone-type built.

The LTO could be tasked to make certain the roadworthiness of motorcycles-for-rent earlier than they may be registered.

To similarly ensure their safety, no modifications at the motorcycles could be allowed, except for the setup, based totally on secure engineering layout specs, motorcycle baggage companies, saddlebags, step boards or footpegs and suitable speed limiter and tracking device. —Amita Legaspi/KBK, GMA News

DILG urges LGUs to ‘go the extra mile’ in anti-crime efforts

The Department of the Interior and Local Government (DILG) on Thursday advised nearby government devices to “pass the more mile” of their anti-illegal activity efforts regardless of the non-stop decline on the criminal charges.

“We have finished brilliant strides in our anti-illegal activity efforts, especially in the past 3 years, but we cannot be complacent, particularly the LGUs. On the opposite, with this improvement, we need to go the more mile,” DILG chief Eduardo Año said.

“The DILG can not try this by myself. Having the help of all authorities groups, most specifically the LGUs, can spell a notable difference in our efforts to counter crimes.”

Data from the Philippine National Police (PNP) indicated that as of June 2019, there had been 194,405 crimes recorded which become lower in comparison to the 520,641 in 2017 and 490, 393 in 2018.

The statistics additionally showed an increasing percentage of crime solution efficiency with June 2019 marking the biggest variety of 79.17%.

Early this month, it turned into stated with the aid of the National Capital Region Police Office (NCRPO) that the variety of crimes in Metro Manila in President Rodrigo Duterte’s first 39 months in electricity has long past down with the aid of sixty-two percent compared to the number of crimes in the town all through the preceding management.

According to the NCRPO’s information, there were forty-nine,835 crimes in the first 39 months of the Duterte administration from July 2016 to September 26, 2019, compared to 131,839 in the closing 39 months of the Aquino administration from April 2013 to June 2016. —KBK, GMA News

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