THE Metro Manila Development Authority vowed to go after and arrest litterbugs and pedestrians who wantonly disregard street regulations.
In a statement, the MMDA said it will intensify enforcement of anti-littering and anti-jaywalking drive and will be deploying more than 100 personnel on the streets of the metropolis.
The MMDA will apprehend people who will be caught indiscriminately throwing their garbage anywhere.
Street vendors are number one violators of every cities’ cleanliness ordinance. They just throw their garbage right in the streets, the MMDA said.
MMDA general manager Tim Orbos said the agency has upped the ante on operations on these discipline-driven programs.
He said he wants to continue to instill discipline among pedestrians and commuters alike, adding that “following rules and regulations on the roads should be second nature to us all.”
He said he wants the stringent implementation of the anti-littering and anti-jaywalking measures to ensure that pedestrians and commuters alike in Metro Manila follow the law.
The MMDA warned the public of the stiff consequence of these violations as the names of violators will be forwarded to the National Bureau of Investigation for inclusion in its alarm list or red flag unless they pay the penalty for their infractions. Further, their names may be included in the NBI’s hold departure order.