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Guv Davide airs support for habal-habal ops

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Cebu Governor Hilario Davide III has called on lawmakers to introduce legislation regulating and allowing habal-habal (motorcycle taxi) operations.

A lot of people, especially in Cebu province, rely on habal-habal as mode of transportation, said Davide in a Cebu Daily News article.

“People from the mountain barangays, they depend on the habal-habal to bring their children to school, and to buy goods from the Poblacion. It is about time to regularize habal-habal,” the politiko added.

Regulating its operations, according to him, would minimize motorcycle safety risks.

Last December, the Supreme Court issued a temporary restraining order on a court ruling allowing the operations of Angkas, a motorcycle-hailing app that mostly uses habal-habal drivers as their partners.