MMDA Seeking Harsher Penalties For Jaywalkers3 min read
Arson, murder, and. . .jaywalking?
The National Bureau of Investigation (NBI) was formed to
When you get an NBI clearance, your name is checked against this database and, if you get a hit, you could find yourself being investigated and facing penalties.
If the Metropolitan Manila Development Authority (MMDA) has
Investigated by the NBI
The MMDA is now seeking authority to file charges
MMDA General Manager Jojo Arturo Garcia said on January 31 that he has requested all the local government units (LGUs)
Apprehended violators who would continuously infringe
“Ibig sabihin kapag nakahuli kami ng nagja-jaywalking, hindi binayaran yung fine o kaya hindi nag-community service, pwede na namin silang file-an ng kaso sa paglabag sa local ordinance,” said MMDA General Manager Jojo Garcia.
The agency is expecting that the resolution would be finalized this February so that the organization can start filing charges “soon.”
Intensified Anti-Jaywalking Campaign
Here in the Philippines, anti-jaywalking violators
Among the activities available for community service
With the new and approved resolution, if you don’t pay
Although, with multiple apprehensions, your information
MMDA General Manager Jojo Garcia has noted that LGUs within Metro Manila are already imposing their own ordinances against jaywalking
This is in line with the new resolution proposed by the MMDA on uniform anti-jaywalking ordinances, which are already approved and could be implemented in the next 30 days.
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Endorsed by Metro Manila mayors
As of the writing, there’s no official
According to a report PNA, the Metro Manila Council (MMC) agreed on January 31 to deputize the MMDA to enforce jaywalking ordinances. The MMC is made up of Metro Manila mayors.
MMDA general manager Jose Arturo Garcia lauded the
“If we apprehend a jaywalker and he disregards the ticket, we can file charges for violating a local ordinance and forward his name to the NBI,” explained Garcia.
It should be noted, however, that even if the MMC
Other sources: MMDA, The Philippine Daily Inquirer