Jaywalkers, litterbugs, beware! PDF Print E-mail
Thursday, 12 January 2012 17:48

The police under City Police Director Sr. Supt. Edwin De Ocampo will intensify starting this month the enforcement of two city ordinances to restore order and cleanliness in downtown Zamboanga City.

The two ordinances —  Ordinance No. 500 and  Ordinance No. 211 —  provide penalties and fines on jaywalking and the littering of garbages.
Pedestrians caught crossing the street without using the pedestrian lane, walking not on the sidewalk and throwing any kind of garbage will be apprehended by the police or personnel from the City Hall.

Violators will have two options — payment of P500 fine to the city treasurer’s office with corresponding official receipt or perform community service for three hours.

The police’s full enforcement of the two ordinances was ordered by City Hall.

The city government is currently rehabilitating all the pedestrian lanes and putting up trash bins in the commercial district.

De Ocampo said the police will conduct information campaign as soon as the pedestrian lanes will be rehabilitated and the trash bins are in place.
The two ordinances have already fully enforced before and the city government had collected a big amount from fines paid by violators.

In other cities in Metro Manila, especially Makati City, ordinances like these are being strictly enforced. — Dan Toribio Jr.