Gordon hits back at angry motorcycle riders

Richard Gordon

SENATOR Richard Gordon yesterday  told  motorcycle riders to stop calling him  “bobo” amid the outrage he is facing with the approval of the law that will require two plates on motorcycles and scooters.

“Si Sen. Gordon naman, hindi ako balasubas na tao, hindi ako nagwawalanghiya kaya huwag nyo na ako tawaging bobo,” Gordon said in an interview with DZBB.

Gordon told millions of motorcycle riders affected by the law that all he wanted is the safety of motorists.

“Ang amo ko kayong lahat. Kahit huwag n’yo na akong iboto, okey lang sa akin ‘yan basta safe lang ang mga anak n’yo, safe kayo,” Gordon said.

The senator said he would rather ride a horse than a motorcycle when asked on his view about the motorcycle lane on EDSA.

“Ako mangangabayo ako pero hindi ako magmomotorsiklo sa EDSA,” Gordon stressed.

Meanwhile, Senator JV Ejercito, one of the signatories of the law, said  he called for a  meeting this morning with officials from the Land Transportation Office (LTO), PNP-Highway Patrol Group, and different rider groups to discuss the Implementing Rules and Regulations (IRR) of the “Kambal Plaka” law.

“Called for a pre-IRR meeting with LTO, HPG and riders groups.

“Umiinit kasi ang double plates issue. We will try to find a solution,“Ejercito told reporters.

Motorcycle riders especially members of different rider groups and motorcycle manufacturers were against the mounting of a bigger license plate in front of the bike for safety reasons.

RA 11235, authored by Senators Richard Gordon and Vicente Sotto III , was approved unanimously in the Senate before it made its way to Malacañang for President Rodrigo Duterte’s  signature.