Medical frontliners who stay at OVP’s dorm will be given free motorcycle rides

Published April 24, 2020, 12:00 AM

by manilabulletin_admin

By Richa Noriega

Frontline health workers who stay in a free dormitory provided by the Office of the Vice President (OVP) will also get free motorcycle rides to bring them to work and back.

In a Facebook post on Thursday, Vice President Leni Robredo’s office said a company lent 10 of its motorcycles and helmets to assist the medical frontliners.

“Itinuturing naming magandang regalo ito, lalo na’t nataon ang paghahatid ng mga nasabing units sa kaarawan ni VP Leni (We treat this as a nice gift, since the delivery of the motorcycle units coincided with VP Leni’s birthday),” the OVP said.

On Thursday, Robredo celebrated her 55th birthday by overseeing relief work for frontliners.

Last March 27, the Department of Transportation (DOTr) reiterated that back riders are not allowed on motorcycles during the entire lockdown period, adding that there are no exemptions on its social distancing policy on private vehicles, even frontline workers.

READ MORE: DOTr: Backriders not allowed on motorcycles, no exemptions