DILG Allows Backriding Of Married Couples Starting Friday
DILG ALLOWS BACKRIDING – The Department of Interior and Local Government (DILG) announced that backriding of married couples and partners would be allowed on Friday.
Previously, the DILG has received flack from residents due to the banning of backriding. Due to quarantine protocols, most people only had their motorcycles as a means of transportation.
However, DILG has banned this due to fears of further spreading the coronavirus between the driver and the backrider. As such, even medical frontliners have been arrested for backriding.
Meanwhile, since the rule was imposed, there had been several reports of authority figures such as police, military, and traffic enforcers backriding. But, no charges were filed against most of these cases.
With the new announcement, netizens had a sigh of relief and said the DILG had finally got to their senses. One netizen said:
Natauhan na yata kayo! Mas SAFE na di hamak ang back riding kapag kaanak kesa sa mag commute na sangkaterba ang nakakasalamuha mo papunta sa tarabaho at pabalik sa bahay.
Dapat noon niyo pa ginawa to! Mga incompetence kase mga nasa IATF! Padamihin muna infection saka Lang mag iisip ng tama! COMMON SENSE!!! APREHEND AND STRICT
Others hold similar sentiments regarding the news. Many said that this should’ve been done months ago when transport was scarce.
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