Police across the province will soon start to arrest topless and scantily clad motorcyclists as the Bohol Provincial Board (PB) is expected to draw up legislation banning motorcycle riders from wearing revealing clothes.
The announcement was made by authorities after photos showing a topless man and his bikini-clad girlfriend being accosted by police went viral over Facebook late last month. The couple was flagged down by police officers in Baclayon for wearing revealing clothes while riding a motorcycle.
According to Tagbilaran City police chief Supt. Patricio Degay Jr., the police and the Sangguniang Panlalwigan led by acting Vice Governor Venzencio Arcamo Jr. agreed to craft an ordinance that would prohibit motorcyclists from wearing inappropriate clothing while on the road.
According to Degay, most of those who have been spotted shirtless or wearing revealing clothes were foreign tourists who traveled on board rented motorcycles.
However, Degay clarified that the ordinance would not only cover foreign tourists but all motorcyclists.
Provincial lawmakers will also still have to come up with penalties for those who will violate the proposed legislation after it is approved. (A. Doydora)