MANILA (Mabuhay) – Malacañang on Sunday said it supports tougher measures against crimes by perpetrators who ride “in-tandem” on motorcycles.
Presidential Communications Operations Office Secretary Herminio “Sonny” Coloma Jr. said government will keep tab on the progress of such tougher measures in Congress.
“Nais naman po nating makita yung pagsulong ng mga inisyatiba…na makatutulong talaga sa pagtigil sa mga krimen. At batid natin na ang pangkaraniwang modus na ginagamit, lalo na sa mga walang habas na pagpapaslang, ay ‘yung paggamit ng motorsiklo ng mga assailant na riding-in-tandem (We want to see such initiatives to curb crime take off. We are aware that many recent crimes including murder involve the perpetrators riding-in-tandem on motorcycles),” he said on state-run dzRB Radyo ng Bayan.
Some officials had reportedly proposed the banning of people from riding motorcycles tandem-style.
Coloma said they are hopeful laws that could help prevent such crimes will be passed soonest.
“Kaya po tinututukang maigi ‘yan ng ating mga awtoridad at umaasa po tayo na kung magkakaroon ng mas mahigpit na batas maaari ring maisulong ‘yung minimithi nating pagbaba ng krimen (Our authorities are closely monitoring the progress of such measures. We hope Congress could come up with measures that will help curb such crimes),” he said. (MNS)