A single mom who works as a motorcycle courier filed the second case against the Doble Plaka Law. She submitted her petition for certiorari and prohibition today to the Manila Regional Trial Court against Republic Act 11235, more commonly referred to as the Doble Plaka Law.
In her petition, she says that “RA 11235, particularly sections 4, 5, 6, 7, 9, 11, 12 and 14, and its corresponding Implementing Rules and Regulations (IRR) are invalid and unconstitutional" and added that the said law “creates a legal burden inconsistent with, or completely disregards the constitutionally protected rights of professional motorcycle owners and riders.” The court will look over this petition and determine if it will issue a preliminary injunction or Temporary Restraining Order (TRO) against the law's provisions.
Just last week, the motorcycle group, Riders of the Philippines also filed a case versus RA 11235 before the Quezon City Regional Trial Court.
RA 11235, otherwise known as the Motorcycle Crime Prevention Act, was authored by Senators Richard Gordon and Vicente “Tito” Sotto III, and was signed into law by President Rodrigo Duterte on March 8, 2019.
The law criminalizes prohibited acts related to the sale and transfer of ownership of motorcycles and its number plates. The law also puts hefty fines for importers of motorcycles that are not in accordance with what the law prescribes.