Department of Transportation (DOTr) implements “no backrider policy” for all motorcycles.
The aforementioned policy is in lieu to the Social Distancing and Community Quarantine implemented by the government. The “no back-rider policy” prohibits all motorcycle users, including private motorcycle users to have a back-rider.
“We have to take into context that the DOTr has made the move in a national perspective. Mao na siya nga ang motorcycle taxi, tanan gi-suspend. No back-rider policy was not issued for motorcycle taxis only. It applies to all,”LTO-7 Regional Director Victor Caindec
Though backriders are prohibited, Secretary Michael L. Dino and Land Transportation Officer (LTO) 7 Regional Director Victor Caindec both agreed that family members should be allowed to back-ride as long as he/she is related to the driver of the motorcycle.
Should you be the husband/wife and son/daughter of the driver and both are living in the same household, you are allowed to be on the same motorcycle given that you present an Identification Card as proof.
We hope that even if immediate family members are allowed to ride the motorcycle, may we all be reminded that staying at the comforts of your home is still advised. Unless it is necessary to go out, please stay at home.
As the threat of the Coronavirus 2019 or COVID-19 rises every day, the Cebu province has taken a proactive approach and is pulling all stops in protecting the island. Here’s everything you need to know about COVID-19 and its symptoms: https://sugbo.ph/2020/corona-virus-in-cebu/
With this, an Executive Order was issued for the implementation of the drastic but necessary measures to avoid the spread of the virus. For more information, head on to: https://sugbo.ph/2020/cebu-implements-drastic-measures/
If you are sick and think you have symptoms of COVID-19, seek medical attention, call the local Coronavirus Health Information Line for advice: 0922-397-2334 / 0943-568-3298 / (032) 402-3091 / (032) 402-1269.