Presidential Spokesman Harry Roque made it clear Thursday evening that the driving of motorcycles with sidecars on highways is still prohibited after Malacañang earlier said these vehicles will start plying the roads.
“Interior and Local Government Secretary Eduardo Año clarifies that although apprehension from the Highway Patrol Group (HPG) is temporarily suspended, such are still prohibited from traversing the national highways,” Roque said, citing Año’s previous remarks.
Along with sidecars, tricycles and other similar vehicles will not be allowed.
“Although apprehension from the Highway Patrol Group (HPG) is temporarily suspended, such (tricycles) are still prohibited from traversing the national highways,” Roque said.
It was on the morning of the same day that Roque announced that the government came up with a new policy that would allow said vehicles on national roads and highways for more transportation options.
“Nagkaroon na po ng bagong polisiya: Pinapayagan na po ngayon ang mga sidecars sa national highways.
“‘Yan po ay para maibsan ‘yung kakulangan ng transportasyon ngayong nag-GCQ na at MGCQ na sa maraming areas” Roque said.
Año also previously said that motorcycle drivers attaching sidecars to compensate for the prohibition of back riding is not allowed.
Metro Manila was allowed to have various vehicles running on its roads after it transitioned to a GCQ.
However, people still found it hard to commute via trains and buses due to social distancing rules.
Netizens reacted to this latest development.
Sabi kanina pwede na raw tricycle sa mga highway tapos biglang binawi rin agad ng 8:01pm?! 🤡
Laban laban o bawi bawi? Di makapagdecide ng maayos ah. 😂
Lakas maka mood swings. 🤣
— Buster Sword – The Enormous Kitchen Knife 🔪 (@_SwordMaster_) June 4, 2020
Sa EDSA may batas, bawal ang tricycle, oh bawal umangkas. Pero ‘pag sinabi, ‘pag nag-comply ka na bawal umangkas pero may ginawa ka sa ipinagbabawal nila, inayos mo nilagyan mo ng sidecar ang motor niyo at sinumbit mo ulit ay pwede na pala ikaw sa EDSA.#EDSA #Motor #Lane #GCQ
— Rd_MacPain™ (@Real_D_Mac) June 3, 2020
Klaripikasyon po sa DOTr, MMDA, at DILG – yung huling inilabas na balita tungkol sa pag a angkas sa motor ang sinabi ay mas mabuti pang lagyan na lang ng sidecar? Ibig bang sabihin ay pinapayagan na ang tricycle sa EDSA? Halimbawa from Pasig to Makati@mor1019chacha#FailonNgayon
— RICH (@richsinc3birth) June 4, 2020
Basta bawal ang Angkas. Solusyon pwede na ang tricycle sa highway!!! Hello EDSA haha pic.twitter.com/L93mvMBJ1e
— dadtripper (@DadBodExplorer) June 4, 2020
Naprank nanaman kayo ng malacañang sa iisang gabi lang hahahahaha:
1. Bukas na daw magkakaroon ng address ang mahal nating si tatay du6x5;
2. Hindi pa rin daw pwede sa highway (edsa) ang mga may side care o mga tricycle
— Wacheley #JunkTerrorBillNow (@CulalaRichard) June 4, 2020
E bat ayaw niyo payagan nung si Vico ang nagsuggest? pwede naman pala me sidecar? so pwede na tricycle sa commonwealth at EDSA? https://t.co/0tFyX4kwsI
— @jheybeelicious (@bjayson23) June 4, 2020
Abi ko di pwede Tricycle sa EDSA? Indi ko taga Manila pero amo na nabal an ko sang time nga nag bakasyon ko hahahahaha. Doble gastos nagid hahahaha https://t.co/vHByk9Az1e
— pizzasupremekariman (@NitzPlusC) June 2, 2020