Probe on BOSS Ironman Motorcycle Challenge pushed

Partylist lawmakers want investigation following 'rise of life-threatening incidents'

Probe on BOSS Ironman Motorcycle Challenge pushed

MANILA: Two members of the House of Representatives have recently filed a proposal that seeks to probe the recently-concluded endurance event held in Luzon.

KEY TAKEAWAYS

  • Who are the two members of the House of Representatives who pushed for the investigation of the 2024 BOSS Ironman Motorcycle Challenge Luzon leg?

    The lawmakers who urged the House of Representatives to probe the motorcycle riding endurance event are Representatives Bonifacio Bosita and Ramon Rodrigo Gutierrez of 1-Rider party-list.
  • What is the proposal's status?

    As of March 6, the resolution was referred to the House Committee on Rules.
  • In filing House Resolution (HR) 1612, 1-Rider party-list Representatives Bonifacio Bosita and Ramon Rodrigo Gutierrez urged the Committees of Transportation as well as Public Order and Safety to conduct an investigation regarding the “series of life-threatening incidents arising from the 2024 BOSS (BMW Owners Society of Saferiders) Ironman Motorcycle Challenge Luzon leg.”

    HR 01612

    Per the resolution’s authors, the event resulted in serious injuries, fatalities, and property damage — noting that two non-participating individuals were reported dead after colliding with the riders who joined the event.

    The resolution noted that over 1,800 participants joined the event that has a route of nearly 1,400 kilometers of road in Luzon.

    Based on the website, the resolution was referred to the Committee on Rules on March 4.

    Boss Ironman Motorcycle Challenge 2024 statement

    In a post over its Facebook page, event organizers admitted that there have been “unfortunate incidents” that happened in its event.

    “Words cannot adequately express the sorrow felt by the entire BMW Owners Society of Saferiders organization, for those affected. Each incident is one too many and we are actively working with local authorities and safety experts to understand the circumstances surrounding these incidents so we can implement measures to prevent future occurrences.”

    Photos from 1-Rider Party-List, BOSS Ironman Motorcycle Challenge Facebook pages

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