CITY OF SAN FERNANDO -- In an aim to further eradicate motorcycle-riding criminals in the region, the Police Regional Office (PRO)-Central Luzon, in partnership with various riders group, on Tuesday launched the newest anti-criminality campaign at the Camp Olivas Parade Grounds.

The activity dubbed as “Oplan Clean Riders-Alpha” was participated by some 500 motorcycle riders in Central Luzon which was launched through a motorcade from Camp Olivas and traversed MacArthur Highway and Lazatin Boulevard here.

According to PRO-Central Luzon Director Chief Superintendent Amador Corpus, “Oplan Clean Riders Alpha” is designed to lessen crimes involving motorcycle-riding suspects through distribution of stickers for proper identification.

He stressed that all motorcycle owners who will avail of the Clean Riders stickers are required to apply by submitting pertinent documents like original copies of the official receipt and certificate of registration of motorcycles and valid driver’s license of the applicant, original deed of sale for unregistered owners and duly accomplished application form from the police in their respective areas.

The said documents will be forwarded to the Regional Intelligence Division for verification before the issuance of Clean Riders stickers to the applicant, Corpus noted.

He also shared that each province will have a corresponding color for authorities to easily identify the origin, as well as the identification of each rider who is possibly involved in a crime.

Corpus said that Oplan Clean Riders-Alpha is also expected to lessen or eliminate motornapping incidents in the region.

“I am sure that it will lessen the theft of motorcycles because the real owners are identified and I enjoin our community to continuously participate in our campaign against all forms of criminality, and I call out for the public’s dynamic support in order to attain our common endeavor of preserving peace and order in Central Luzon,” Corpus said.

The launching was simultaneously held in the different provincial and city police offices in the region wherein more than 700 riders also participated. (With Ric Sapnu)