Jaywalking may soon be riskier
That’s the proposal of the Metro Manila Development Authority, as it wants to get tougher against jaywalkers, who the agency said to cause 54 percent of road accidents in the big city. MMDA spokesperson Celine Piolago told GMA’s “Unang Balita” program on Friday the agency would discuss its proposal with the Metro Manila Council for possible approval. “It’s the MMDA’s plan that the jaywalkers we apprehend would have a ‘lamat’ [mark] on their NBI records. Unfortunately, the current penalties don’t seem to be enough [to deter them],” Piolago said.