CITY OF ILAGAN, Isabela — At least 16 motorcycles units were turned over by the provincial government to the Isabela Police Provincial Office (IPPO) during Monday’s regular flag raising ceremony here.
Provincial Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council (PDRRMO) chief Atty. Constante Foronda assisted by provincial administrator Atty. Noel Manuel Lopez turned over the motorcycle units to the IPPO represented by its director Senior Superintendent Leon Rafael.
Foronda said the 16 motorcycles will be used by police personnel with knowledge on basic rescue operations to serve as first responders during road accidents.
They will also utilize the motorcycle units to enforce Executive Order 18 signed by governor Faustino G. Dy III, which prohibits minors from driving. The order, to be enforced by the Land Transportation Office (LTO), Liga ng Mga Barangay and the IPPO, also bans vehicles that are not registered or have unrenewed registration to drive in roads.
Foronda said the provincial government will be purchasing additional 16 units of patrol motorcycles to be deployed in the four districts of Isabela or 32 units per district.
He said the deployment of the first responders in the four districts of Isabela would be one of the measures to prevent the occurrence of motorcycle accidents, which already reached an alarming level due to increasing cases. PNA/northboundasia.com