After a dialogue with top officials of the Land Transportation Office and the Provincial Highway Patrol Group and the city government led by Mayor Felipe Antonio Remollo, the two sides reached a consensus:
1. Enforce the use of helmet in the major/national highways particularly in the boundaries of Dumaguete-Valencia, Dumaguete-Bacong, Dumaguete-Sibulan, north national highway and port area. No apprehension yet in city streets and barangay roads.
2. Conduct massive information drive prior to full implementation and to provide ample time for motorists to buy helmets in compliance to the national law.
3. The City Council will pass a resolution urging Congress (both House of Representatives and Senate) to abrogate Republic Act 10054 (RA 10054), known as the Motorcycle Helmet Act of 2009 and authorize city and municipal governments to pass its own ordinance that will reflect and be responsive to local setting with possible exemptions.
4. Formulate a local ordinance that will provide lower penalties on non-use of helmets. Mayor Remollo personally favors lowering it from P 1, 500.00 per LTO rate to P 200.00 or P 300.00.
5. No apprehension for Motorcabs-for-hire with more than three (3) passengers.
6. No apprehension yet for drivers wearing shorts and slippers.
Councilors Alan Gel Cordova, Lilani Ramon, Joe Kenneth Arbas, Agustin Miguel Perdices, Estanislao Alviola, Michael Bandal, Manuel Arbon and Board Member Nilo Sayson participated in the discussion to arrive at a consensus on how to implement the Motorcycle Helmet Act of 2009. Officials of LTO present are Regional Operations Officer Macario Getaruelas, LTO Dumaguete Chief Alberta Janine Lawas and HPG Team Leader Sr. Inspector Silvestre Cenia.