MANILA -- With the threat of COVID-19 continuing to force people to maintain physical distancing, it's no surprise that public transport is still limited in Metro Manila.
And sadly for many Filipinos, the option of taking a car is not there for them. One alternative is taking a bicycle, but just how safe is it to travel using one, especially if you plan to go through EDSA?
TV host Gretchen Ho uploaded a vlog this Friday to find out just that and rode her bicycle along with some of her friends from Katipunan to Taguig, and back to Quezon City.
The whole trip took three hours, she said, and one of the takeaways she had from the experience was that the government needs to implement proper bike lanes to accommodate the influx of bikers that would take EDSA as part of a "new normal."
You can check out her video below:
Also in the video, Ho surprised a couple of workers with bicycles for them to use to go to work.
One of the two is a female security guard who had to stop working cause she could not keep walking for four hours just to go to work, and another four to go home.
The other person, a supermarket merchandiser, also had the same problem of having to walk hours just to get to his workplace.
MAYOR VICO REACTS
Meanwhile, a handful of Ho's fans couldn't help but gush over the fact that Pasig City Mayor Vico Sotto liked her post on Instagram about giving away bicycles to those in need.
She shared a picture of her giving the two workers, who featured in her video, bicycles last Wednesday, as part of World Bicycle Day.
Sotto liked the post, as seen in a screenshot caught by Pep, leading to many commenting and hoping that this might be a sign of a brewing romance between the two.
Rumors of Ho and Sotto dating began back in December, when they were seen catching a volleyball game together.
So far the two have yet to directly deny the rumors.