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        Bong Nebrija reiterates the dangers of patronizing ‘habal-habal’

        No permit, no accountability
        by John Paulo Aguilera Aug 12, 2021
        PHOTO: Edison Bong Nebrija Facebook

        Despite the risk of sounding like a broken record, Metropolitan Manila Development Authority (MMDA) traffic chief Edison ‘Bong’ Nebrija won’t stop reminding the public of the hazards of dealing with habal-habal riders.

        On Thursday, he shared on Facebook a screenshot of someone in a public group asking for help to find a rider who was involved in an accident, which resulted in an acquaintance getting pretty banged up.

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        Nebrija wrote: “Ito na yung matagal na naming binababala sa mga patuloy na gumagamit ng habal-habal. Kapag kayo po ay naaksidente, baka iwanan na lang kayo sa kalsada. Paano na kung gabi o sa looban na walang makakita sayo baka mamatay ka na lang sa injuries mo?

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        And if that wasnt enough to serve as a warning, he even called to mind a couple of instances where patronizing habal-habal caused distress to the passenger and the rider’s family.

        He said: “Eh paano yung mga babae na binabastos sa Messenger na hindi na nakakapagsumbong dahil sa kahihiyan? Remember yung babaeng angkas na sinabi nung rider na syota niya habang naka-live kami, mangiyakngiyak yung pobreng ina na hinihintay ng asawa at anak sa bahay.

        The MMDA has intensified its anti-habal-habal operations for safety and security reasons, as seen on Nebrija’s personal FB account. As a rider himself, the traffic czar has regularly posted about the dangers of irresponsible motorcycling. He has also taken time to respond to some of his followers’ comments.

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        For the nth time, Nebrija pleads to motorcycle taxi patrons: “Sa legal na po tayo at huwag nang mag-habal-habal!

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        PHOTO: Edison Bong Nebrija Facebook

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