Wala nang mananaga! Luis Campos lauds DOTr for approving motorcycle taxi operations


Makati City Rep. Luis Campos Jr. has welcomed the Department Of Transportation’s (DOTr) decision to allow the operations of motorcycle taxis, saying this will wipe out extortion on the roads.

“This will eradicate the daily and nearly systematic shakedown of motorcycle taxi drivers by crooked agents of the law,” the lawmaker said in a statement.

Campos made the statement after DOTr approved motorcycle taxi operations in the country over a six-month test run starting the first week of June.

The Makati City lawmaker has authored a bill authorizing the operations of motorcycle taxis.

The bill seeks to amend the 55-year-old Land Transportation and Traffic Code that forbids the use of motorcycles-for-hire in conveying both passengers and freight.

“We are counting on the next Congress to enact our bill, hopefully before the DOTr’s six-month trial run expires,” Campos said.