The motorcycle-riding community is in uproar again as a proposed law filed in congress may require all motorcycle riders to register a helmet per motorcycle owned or driven with the Land Transportation Office (LTO) as a prerequisite before obtaining a driver’s license.

Riders should register their helmets with the LTO – Olivarez image

House Bill (HB) 5136, which was filed in September 2019 by Parañaque congressman, Eric Olivarez, seeks to require all those who want to drive (or ride) a motorcycle to first have their a helmet registered per motorcycle owned or driven with the LTO, before being given the privilege to ride.


This news didn’t go well with the motorcycle-riding community, especially at this time that many laws and ordinances seem to be adding requirements and fees to motorcycle riders.

“Deferred”

Riders should register their helmets with the LTO – Olivarez image

However, Cong. Olivarez, through his official social media page, has announced his intention to have the bill he authored deferred.

“I asked the committee secretary [Cong. Edgar Sarmiento] to defer this proposed law.”

Olivarez also added that, though the reason behind the filing of HB 5136 was to counter the threat of riding-in-tandem criminals, he understands that this pandemic has brought hardship to everyone, hence the decision to defer the proposed law.