Bon­nets among mo­torists to be banned in Man­daue

The Man­daue City Coun­cil is set to hold a pub­lic hear­ing on the move to pro­hibit the wear­ing of bon­nets or bal­a­clava among mo­tor­cy­cle own­ers and rid­ers.

The Freeman - - NEWS - — Mitchelle L. Palaub­sanon/ GAN

The mea­sure was pushed by the city's traf­fic arm, the Traf­fic En­force­ment and Man­age­ment (Team).

Man­daue City Mayor Gabriel Luis "Luigi" Quisumb­ing, in his Face­book page, said that per­sonal com­forts of the mo­torists will be im­pacted, but jus­tice for the vic­tims of crimes per­pet­u­ated by mo­torists wear­ing those types of head gear is the city's big­gest con­cern.

Quisumb­ing said that there are in­ci­dents of rape and mur­der that have been caught on closed-cir­cuit tele­vi­sion cam­eras, but the crim­i­nal can­not be iden­ti­fied be­cause the per­pe­tra­tors are wear­ing a bon­net or bal­a­clava.

Team Oper­a­tions Head Glenn An­tigua said that a pub­lic hear­ing on this is­sue still has to be sched­uled by the City Coun­cil.

The coun­cil will also hold an­other pub­lic hear­ing as ap­proved by the Team Board that all pub­lic util­ity ve­hi­cles in the city must stay at the right lane only on a multi-lane road.

Mean­while, the Treat­ment and Re­ha­bil­i­ta­tion Clinic in Man­daue City for mod­er­ate risk drug de­pen­dents, the first in the Visayas, will soon be re­al­ized as the P2M fund­ing for its con­struc­tion from the Depart­ment of Health (DOH) was al­ready down­loaded.

Vice Mayor Carlo Pon­tico For­tuna said that the fa­cil­ity will be con­structed in­side the com­pound of the City Health Depart­ment.

Man­daue City was se­lected as the pi­lot area in the Visayas for Com­mu­ni­tyBased Re­cov­ery Clin­ics by the DOH.

The pur­pose of the clinic is to treat drug de­pen­dents whose risk assess­ment is mod­er­ate as com­pared to low risk pa­tients who are en­rolled in the com­mu­nity based re­ha­bil­i­ta­tion treat­ment.

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