Senator Richard Gordon on Monday underscored that the recently-signed Motorcycle Crime Prevention Act, which requires bigger license plates on motorcycles, should be given a chance to be implemented instead of suspending it.
"Give the law a chance, that's good pero pairalin natin. Kung hindi maganda eh 'di aayusin natin. Hindi naman tayo sarado ang isip diyan eh," Gordon said in an interview on GMA News' Unang Balita.
This came after President Rodrigo Duterte mentioned that he will
suspend the implementation of the Motorcycle Crime Prevention Act (Republic Act 11235), noting that the law's prescribed fine that starts at P50,000 was "too high."
Gordon insisted that the public would benefit from this law as it aims to stop crimes perpetrated by motorcycle riders.
"Ginagawa 'yan to protect the public and the owner. 'Pag ninakaw motorsiklo mo, sasabihin mo, ito plate number, ninakaw," Gordon said.
"Malaking bagay 'yan... I'm sure kapag nagawa na 'yan matutuwa ang mga tao dahil ang mangyayari this is for common good," he added.