MANILA - "Dangerous, inconvenient, and does not make sense." This is how Cavite Governor Jonvic Remulla described the physical barrier design for motorcycles, which has been approved by the Inter-Agency Task Force on Emerging Infectious Diseases.
"Dear IATF: Thank you for the new Backride Policy for Couples. Unfortunately, kung sino man ang gumawa ng backshield design instruction ay kailanman hindi sumakay ng motor," the governor said in a Facebook post.
"It is dangerous, inconvenient and most importantly, it does NOT make sense!"
Remulla said wearing a face mask, jacket, and helmet should be enough for the passengers as government earlier said only couples are allowed due to the low chance of COVID-19 transmission in a household.
The Department of the Interior and Local Government earlier allayed safety concerns of motorists on the use of the barrier, which Remulla said might affect balance when riding a motorcycle.
The use of motorcycles has increased due to the lack of public transportation as the country continued to battle the COVID-19 pandemic.