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Catanduanes Rep. Cesar Sarmiento takes up the cudgels for motorcycles as PUVs

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With traffic congestion getting worse, many commuters have taken to hailing motorcycles to get them to their destination.

However, this is illegal for now.

But Catanduanes Rep. Cesar Sarmiento is doing something about it. In a Facebook post, Sarmiento is proposing a measure to make this legal through the amendment of the Land Traffic and Transportation Code.

As chair of the transportation committee, he is in a good position to push for its approval. It has already hurdled second reading and is on its way to third reading approval.

Will we soon see more motorcycles on the streets for stranded commuters?

“Your working Congressman!

Sa kasalukuyan – bawal gawin ang motorsiklo bilang isang pampublikong sasakyan. Kahit ito ay bawal – marami sa ating mga kababayan ay ginagamit na itong panghanapbuhay. Dahil sa marami ang nanawagan na gawin na itong legal – ang inyong Congressman bilang Transpo Chairman ay iminungkahi na gawin na itong legal sa pag-amyenda ng ating batas (Land Traffic and Tranaportation Code) para ituring ang “motorcycle-for-hire” na isa na isang pampublikong transportation.

Na-aprub na ito sa Kamara on 2nd reading at inaasahan na ito ay maipapasa na sa susunod nq linggo on 3rd reading. -CS,” Sarmiento posted on Facebook.