The City of Mandaluyong has started implementing the new city ordinance about riding-in-tandem. This is in response to a lot of robbery and murder incidents involving motorists that are riding-in-tandem.
Mayor Benhur Abalos has started mobilizing Mandaluyong Police to make sure all motorists that are riding-in-tandem are hailed, inspected/interviewed and apprehended when necessary.
There are several exceptions to the ban — one is if the backrider is a child between 7 to 10 years old (as per DOTC Code), second is if the backrider is a female; and 3rd is if the two male riders are relatives (up to 1st degree).
Mandaluyong Mayor Benhur Abalos Announces: Ordinance regulating motorcycle riding tandems will be in effect at 12 midnight.
— MandaluyongPIO (@MandaluyongPIO) September 3, 2014