ATM Withdrawal Charge to increase

ATM Withdrawal Charge to increase

Beginning October 22, 2012 BPI ATM Debit card holders shall pay additional P5 for every withdrawal done in other bank’s ATM (Bancnet, Expressnet, and Megalink). From the present P10, it shall become P15 for every withdrawal. However, withdrawal at BPI ATMs shall remain free.

Payment using the BPI ATM cards using the Express Payment System in stores shall also remain free.

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UPDATED List of Approved Motorcycle Protective Helmet

UPDATED List of Approved Motorcycle Protective Helmet

This list has just been updated by the Department of Trade and Industry as of June 30, 2012.

Motorcycle owners who wish to secure the ICC/PS Stickers for their old/already purchased helmet may visit the DTI office in Central Visayas with the following requirements:

  • Helmet should be in good condition–no cracks and breaks and has chin strap
  • Helmet should not be more than 5 years old
  • The Helmet should show a brand in it and the brand must be in the approved list
  • Photocopy of Identification Card
  • P100 for the processing fee and P1.25 for the sticker fee

The prescription to wear the standard motorcycle helmet shall be strictly enforced effective August 1, 2012 as mandated by the Motorcycle Helmet Act (RA10054).

UPDATE1 !!!!

DTI Usec Zenaida Maglaya said yesterday (Jan. 3, 2013) that enforcers will honor helmets bearing stickers of the US Department of Transportation (DOT) and the European Economic Community (EEC) even without the ICC/BPS sticker.

Maglaya said they will instruct enforcers to honor the helmets with DOT and EEC stickers since these are presumed compliant to the safety standards.

Several motorcycle owners who owned an imported helmet without the ICC/BPS stickers lamented why the brand of their helmets are not in the list even if it passed the standards in the U.S. and in Europe while there are cheaper helmets from China that are included in the list.

Maglaya made a clarification yesterday during a media interview.

UPDATE2 !!!!

Check here the Latest List of DTI-Certified Brands of Motorcycle Protective Helmet.

UPDATE 3!!!

List of Certified Brands of Motorcycle Helmets (As of Feb. 2013)

For more info about the motorcycle helmet, read the following articles in my blogs: