Marikina LGU, motorcycle riders' group ink MOA on safe riding, motorcycle use

Published June 22, 2022, 1:52 PM

by Patrick Garcia

The Marikina City local government and a non-government organization (NGO) composed of motorcycle riders in the city forged a memorandum of agreement (MOA) on Wednesday, June 22, promoting safe riding and use of motorcycles in public roads and highways.

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Marikina City Mayor Marcelino “Marcy” Teodoro signed the MOA between the city government and Solid Marikina Riders Club (SMRC) led by Thelma Bautista. The MOA signing was held at the city hall and was attended by officials of both the city government and SMRC.

“Pagpapaigting ito ng bolunterismo sa grupo ng mga motorcycle riders sa Lokal na Pamahalaan ng Marikina sa kanilang pagsusulong ng tama at ligtas na pagmomotorsiklo, responsableng paggamit ng lansangan para sa kaligtasan at seguridad ng mamamayan (This further strengthens volunteerism between the group of motorcycle riders and the local government of Marikina as they promote the correct and safe way of riding and the responsible use of roads for the safety and security of its citizens),” the city government said.

The city government added that SMRC is also proactive in helping in emergency and disaster response as well as ensuring the safety and peace of the city’s communities.

Photo from Marikina LGU

“Inaasahang malaking tulong ang grupong ito na magiging force multiplier para sa mga kawani ng pamahalaan (The group will be a great help in being a force multiplier of the city government),” it said.

With the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic and war between Russia and Ukraine causing record-high increase in the prices of gasoline, motorcycles have become the most preferred mode of transportation in the streets of Metro Manila and even in the whole country.

According to the Land Transportation Office, there are a total of 7,328,116 registered motorcycles as of December 2020, which consists of 1,949,589 new units, and 5,378,527 for renewal. This includes motorcycle units with and without sidecar, and non-conventional units or those called three-wheeled vehicles.