Dumaguete dads, residents protest
mandatory helmet implementation
BY JUDY F. PARTLOW
The Dumaguete City government is eyeing three options to prevent the full implementation of Republic Act 10054 or the Mandatory Helmet Law, in July this year.
These include a City Council resolution addressed to Senator Ramon Revilla Jr., principal author of RA 10054; a petition for a declaratory relief to be filed in the local court, and a signature campaign of constituents opposing its implementation, Vice Mayor Alan Gel Cordova said.
The resolution is asking Revilla to review, or come up with adjustments, considering the prevailing situation of Dumaguete motorcycle riders. The petition and signature campaign, meanwhile, is on hold while members of the Sangguniang Panlungsod are settling legal arguments, he added.