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Mayor Panaligan appeals to IATF to allow motorcycle back riders for family members

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Calapan City Mayor Arnan Panaligan has appealed to the inter-agency task-force on coronavirus disease 2019 to allow motorcycle back riders for family members.

Panaligan’s letter of appeal has been submitted to Secretary Francisco Duque of the Deparment of Health and Cabinet Secretary Karlo Alexei Nograles, chairperson and co-chairperson, respectively of IATF

Panaligan said that backriding in motorcycle is needed by families that need to go back to work amid the eased community lockdown.

“Sumulat tayo sa IATF upang umapela na payagan na ang pag-angkas sa motorsiklo ng mga mag-asawa o magkaka-miyembro ng isang pamilya tulad ng ama at anak o magkakapatid na kailangang ihatid o kaunin sa trabaho,” said the Mayor.

“Sana ay dinggin ng IATF ang ating apela para sa kapakanan ng maraming kababayan natin na tanging motorsiklo ang paraan ng transportasyon,” he added.

In his letter, Panaligan said that it would be safer for family members to back ride with their family in motorcycles than subject them to risks in riding the public transportation.

“For practical purposes, their filiation or proof of relationship can be verified in checkpoints through their valid certification cards or similar documents,” said the mayor.