The Department of Trade and Industry in the Province of Palawan is continuously monitoring the compliance of stores selling motorcycle helmets ensuring they meet the quality standard set by the government.
DTI Provincial Director Rosenda Fortunado said the monitoring activities are focused on checking motorcycle helmets being sold in stores in Palawan to make sure these have Import Commodity Clearance (ICC) sticker as embodied in the Motorcycle Helmet Act (Republic Act 10054).
The law aims to protect motorists from severe impact, specifically on the head, in case of accident. Based on previous recorded motorcycle accidents those who died were not wearing helmets or they used helmets which are not durable to withstand the impact.
The stricter implementation of Motorcycle Helmet Act started in 2013 and the monitoring activities of DTI continue until today.
In Palawan, there are local government units that strictly implement the law by passing a supporting ordinance to compel motorists to wear helmet while driving motorcycle.