LIST: Why Filipino motorcycle riders feel discriminated


Posted at May 26 2018 08:23 AM | Updated as of May 26 2018 08:52 AM

Thousands of motorcycle riders from across the country will converge on EDSA Sunday and hold a unity ride from the People Power Monument to Mendiola in Manila to air their grievances against what they see as discriminatory regulations either currently enforced or proposed by national government agencies, local government units, and legislators.

The event, which is organized by the Riders of the Philippines (ROTP), Motorcycle Rights Organization (MRO), and various motorcycle groups, aims to highlight their calls for road equality, respect, and safety.

Here's a list of some regulations and proposed laws that target motorcycle riders in the Philippines.

1.) Profiling of motorcycle riders as potential criminals and the banning of pillion riding or "riding in tandem" in some Metro Manila cities such as Mandaluyong and Caloocan.

A man checks helmets for sale at a motorcyle accessories shop in Metro Manila. Reuters file photo

2.) No helmet ordinances in cities

4.) Regulations against motorcycle modifications and auxiliary lights

6.) Motorcyle lane limit and proposed banning of motorcyles on EDSA 

Motorcycle riders navigate along Commonwealth Avenue in Quezon City. ABS-CBN News file photo

7.) Proposed helmet registration law