Pres. Duterte Orders LTO to Suspend the Implementation of "Doble Plaka" Law

The tough-talking President of the Philippines ordered the suspension of the controversial "Doble Plaka" Law or the Republic Act No. 11235, otherwise known as the Motorcycle Crime Prevention Act.

Pres. Duterte's orders came out during his speech in the 25th National Federation of Motorcycle Clubs of the Philippines (NFMCP) National Motorcycle Convention in Iloilo City.

The President who is also an avid motorcycle rider said that he will schedule a meeting with Senator Richard Gordon to convince him to remove the "front license plate" clause in RA 11235, because it poses danger to the rider or pedestrians in the event of an accident.

Sen. Richard Gordon is the author of the controversial law RA 11235, which was signed by Pres. Rody Duterte last month. The law draws mixed and mostly negative reactions among motorcycle riders in different parts of the country raising fears that it could do more harm than safety among riders and its passengers.

Pres. Duterte was quoted as saying "Kahit sa ibang bansa, wala namang plaka sa harapan ng motorsiklo. Posible kasing tumusok yan sa rider," Duterte told more than 3,000 riders who were present at the Iloilo Convention Center.

The former Mayor of Davao City also pointed out during his speech with the riders that a metal plate has sharp edges that could harm not only riders but also pedestrians in the event that it flies off from its mounting bars.

Pres. Duterte also noted that aside from dropping the clause that mandates the use of front license plates, the Chief Executive wants the penalty for using motorcycles without license plates to be lowered from P50,000 as indicated in RA 11235, to at least P10,000.

"Mas malaki pa kasi yan (P50,000 fine) kaysa sa halaga ng motorsiklo," he stressed, drawing applause from the big bikers attending the event in Iloilo City last April 6, 2019.

Pres. Duterte asked Sen. JV Ejercito to help in coming up with alternative solutions in view of the changes he is pushing. He explained he signed the law because it was recommended by police and military officials, but apparently, the sensitivity of the clause on front license plates and hefty fines had escaped his attention.

Source: PNA

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