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Duterte, Yap want ‘habal-habal’ regulated for road, commuter safety

Monday, December 5, 2022

First Congressional District Communication and Information Office

Duterte, Yap want ‘habal-habal’ regulated for road, commuter safety

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QUEZON CITY - To ensure the safety of commuting public using “habal-habal” or motorcycle ride-sharing, Davao City 1st District Rep. Paolo Duterte and Benguet Rep. Eric Yap recently filed a proposed measure regulating the operation of motorcycles-for-hire.


“‘Habal-habal’ or motorcycle ride-sharing has been regarded as one of the most popular modes of informal transportation. However, despite its practicality and convenience, a large number of motorcycles-for-hire are not registered, making their services illegal due to lack of insurance coverage and ungoverned by laws on common carriers,” Duterte said.


House Bill No. 4470 also known as Motorcycles-for-Hire Act seeks to regulate the operation of motorcycles-for-hire, including “habal-habal,” thereby making the said mode of transportation safer and relatively a sustainable option for the commuting public, the riders and other road users.


Duterte explained that the recent innovations in technology have opened an opportunity for alternative modes of public conveyance, such as motorcycles-for-hire, to thrive as a popular and accessible mode of transportation, particularly in highly congested public roads, including unpaved roads in rural communities.


Yap, meanwhile, said that to maximize their operations, motorcycles-for-hire would be allowed to operate using digital booking platforms or would be designated their own terminals.


“Given the perils of ‘habal-habal’, the government is mandated to ensure that transportation network companies (TNC) and on-line e-commerce platform providers (OEPP) shall exercise due diligence and reasonable care in accrediting motorcycle-for-hire operators and drivers that shall operate under their platforms,” Yap added.


The Land Transportation Office (LTO) would be responsible in promulgating the necessary guidelines setting forth the requirements for the issuance of a professional driver’s license and practical examinations for the operation of a motorcycle-for-hire to the prospective riders, he also said.


“Regulatory agencies, including the Land Transportation Franchising and Regulatory Board (LTFRB), would be coordinating their efforts to make “habal-habal” a safe, secure, sufficient and economical alternative mode of public transportation,” Duterte pointed out.

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