Motorcycle back riding is now “allowed in principle”, Presidential Spokesperson Harry Roque announced today, June 20 during a virtual briefing. However, before they would be allowed on the road, specific guidelines will have to be issued first by the technical working group (TWG) tasked to determine the safest and most effective manner to reduce the transmission of COVID-19 in back riding,
The TWG is composed of the Department of Transportation, Department of Science and Technology, Department of Health, Department of Trade and Industry, Metropolitan Manila Development Authority, and Bureau of Philippine Standards.
Just recently, motorcycle taxi operators submitted a proposal to lessen the transmission of Covid-19 in back riding. See below.