Netizens chime in on No Sticker, No Bike Entry policy of some villages
“Their village, their rules,” said one netizen.
“Why are they targeting bikes? They can’t bring out TV sets!” said another netizen.
Whether you are for or against the “No Sticker, No Bike Entry” policy of some villages in the south, the fact is still we need to follow the village rules and regulations, especially when it comes to security reasons.
We can argue that biking should be encouraged because one, it is good for the health and two, this can mean less cars on the road, so less traffic but again, the fact still remains, the guards of these villages will not give you a high five for being healthy and for contributing to less vehicle volume on the roads — they are just doing their jobs.
Either way, the premise of the rule is being questioned.
“Maybe they should let bikes pass through. It’s motorcycles they should be more wary of,” expressed one villager, who is also a biker.
BF Homes never used to be so strict when it comes to bikers entering their village but what most probably sparked this is when its neighbor Alabang Hills Village suddenly imposed that bikers from BF will no longer be allowed to enter their village.
News from sources revealed that AHVA is currently charging P200 for bike stickers while to counter this, BF Federation of Homeowner Associations, Inc. or BFFHAI is charging P150 to bikers who want to avail of the stickers.
Some people argued that some bikers, although they cannot really lift heavy stuff on their bikes should they steal something, act as look outs or monitor houses during the day before they strike at night.
“Stopping them in the gates enables the village CCTV to capture their images,” mentioned another villager, saying this will help in monitoring people coming in and out of villages.
Other netizens also quickly accused the village associations implementing this of being greedy and said they are just after the money from these stickers.
Another netizen appealed for leaner rules when it comes to bikers.
“Make the roads bicycle-friendly please. I’m from West Service Road and I use the inner BF Homes roads to avoid being hit by trucks and jeepneys (plus the pollution) when going to Alabang or Las Pinas,” explained the biker.
One more netizen revived the suggestion of giving out Village ID’s to residents while another one suggested bikes have a single sticker similar to Las Pinas City’s Friendship Sticker which will give them access to participating villages.
Many observed though that some security guards in BF Homes (Alabang Hills has always been strict) are not that strict and just let bikers pass through, especially if they see they are legit bikers, meaning they are in complete gears like gloves, helmets, etc.
So like any other new rule implemented by villages, let us see how this goes.
Feel free to give your two cents on this matter.