Mayor Gandamra allows ‘limited’ motorcycle back-riding in Marawi City


Marawi City Mayor Majul U. Gandamra has allowed “limited” motorcycle back-riding in the city, which is under the modified enhanced community quarantine (MECQ) due to high cases of coronavirus disease.

“The City Government of Marawi recognizes the challenges during the enforcement of the MECQ especially on public transportation since the same has been suspended during such period,” the mayor said in Executive Order No. 2020-043, which became effective Wednesday, October 7, until October 31.

Since the means of transportation of most of the families in Marawi are motorcycles, Gandamra said the limited back-riding on motorcycles would be allowed.

Under the EO, those allowed to board the motorcycle together are husband and wife, married couple who are Authorized Persons Outside Residence (APOR), and one spouse is APOR and the other spouse is a holder of Food and Medicine Pass.

“In no case shall the motorcycle be for hire or was hired during the trip,” Gandamra said.

The spouses should bring with them relevant documents to prove their marriage, he added.

Marawi City and Lanao del Sur are among the few areas, which are still under MECQ, the second most restrictive quarantine classification in the country. #