The city council of Marikina put their proposed Clean Rider Sticker ordinance on hold following a public hearing which included representatives from the riding community. Councilor Serafin Bernardino, who authored the proposed ordinance, said that they will put it on hold “pending further study.” "Proposal pa lang ito (It is just a proposal). We will consider all of your input on the matter," said Bernardino.
The public hearing also revealed that the Clean Rider Sticker program is not solely a Marikina initiative. Councilor Bernardino told the public that the directive came from the Philippine National Police (PNP) top brass to have local PNP commanding officers seek the help of the Local Government Units (LGU) to enact similar policies like the PNP's very own Oplan Clean Rider program.
The PNP had requested all LGUs to make their own ordinances, to address motorcycle-related crime, many of which are similar to its own Oplan Clean Rider program. In order for a rider to be deemed “clean” by the police, a rider must present him or herself to the nearest PNP station to register and submit the required documents: OR/CR or proof of motorcycle ownership, valid driver's license and a government-issued ID. The stickers are FREE of charge and should be “attached conspicuously in the front portion of the motorcycle.”
The program is voluntary but has been met with resistance from riders, particularly groups like the Motorcycle Rights Organization (MRO). MRO, which has been vocal against the issue, said the battle does not end in Marikina and will go on all throughout the Philippines.