There have been a few Bills that were being passed lately, seeking to improve road safety in the Philippines. There's Senate Bill 1971 which requires the use of child seats in cars for those under the age of 12. And then there's House Bill 8761, otherwise known as the “Road Safety Education Act,” which seeks to include road safety lessons in school curriculum.
Now, the Senate has passed a Bill which will serve as a remembrance for the millions killed in road traffic accidents. That is Senate Bill 2156, authored by Senator Aquilino “Koko” Pimentel III, and is now known as the “National Day Of Remembrance For Road Traffic Victims In The Philippines”.
With that, the SB 2156 is pushing for the remembrance every third Sunday of November. According to the Explanatory Note, 'This yearly event will be an opportune time to remember those who perished in road crashes and acknowledge the grief of their families, to recognize the suffering of road crash survivors and their families, to salute the work of support and rescue services, and to raise about the importance of road safety'.
The Senate Bill supplements Proclamation No. 2092 series of 2010, which calls for the annual observance of 'World Day of Remembrance for Road Traffic Victims'. The day of remembrance this year will be held on November 17, 2019, Sunday.