Community quarantine protocols still prohibit back riding on motorcycles. leaving millions no choice but to resort to other transportation options.
Not everyone knows how to drive a car or a motorcycle, and not everyone owns a vehicle.
This is a common problem amid the coronavirus crisis in the country. This prompted a loving boyfriend to voice out his opinion on the matter.
OBR Motovlogs posted the boyfriend’s frustration on their page, which went viral with nearly 60k likes.
The photo shows the boyfriend on his Yamaha Mio i 125 assisting his exhausted girlfriend who was riding a bike by pushing on her back as they accelerate.
“..hindi ko maiwasan na hindi sya itulak pag pagod na sya hindi rin naman biro yung cavite-makati vice versa,” said the boyfriend.
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He does not want his girlfriend to commute possibly exposing herself to the virus.
“…ayoko sya magbike mag isa alam ko kung gano kadelikado ang mga kalye at kung anong mga klase ng drivers meron tayo at ayoko rin na magcommute sya dahil baka sa pagcocommute pa sya mahawa kaya kahit sobrang delikado ng ginagawa namin sumusugal kami.
“Ginagawa ko ang lahat para proteksyunan say, ako ang convoy nya sa left side para di sya magitgit ng iba,ako narin ang nagsisibing signal light sa likod,busina sa harap at headlight pag inabot na kami ng dilim.
“Kung papayagan yung magasawa sa angkas di rin kami pwede kasi Bf/Gf pa lang kami, sana payagan na yung magkaangkas kasi namimiss ko na sya isakay sa motor,at alam kong pagod na sya pero kinakaya nya,” he added.
Even with all the adversities, he is still thankful that nothing bad happened to them, and that traffic enforcers understand their situation.
“Ibalik nyo napo yung angkas sa motor please.. Simpleng hiling lang po,” the man pleaded.
DOTR Assistant Secretary Goddes Libiran earlier said that it would be a tedious and difficult process for traffic enforcers to know whether an ‘angkas’ and the driver are related or share a common home.
Sidecars, tricycles, and other similar vehicles are also still prohibited from plying on national roads and highways.