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Woolf

Cebu Daily News

http://cebudailynews.inquirer.net/166794/15-apprehended-violating-face-mask-ban-mandaue-city

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15 apprehended for violating face mask ban in Mandaue

By: Norman Mendoza

@cebudailynews

02:28 PM March 12th, 2018

The Traffic Enforcement Agency of Mandaue (TEAM) has officially started apprehending motorbikers wearing bonnets, face masks and closed tinted visors of helmets on Monday morning.

As of 11:00 a.m. today, fifteen (15) motorbikers were caught violating the Mandaue City ordinance prohibiting the wearing of the said items.
“Siguro igo na kaayo tong duha ka semana nga among information drive ngadto sa mga motorbikers para aning ordinansaha (Maybe the two-week information drive was sufficient to warn all motorbikers about the ordinance),” said Glenn Antigua, TEAM operations chief.

Antigua reiterated that motorbikers need to open the tinted visors of their helmets when they traverse the roads within Mandaue City.

He added that motorbikers also need to wear helmets prescribed by the Land Transportation Office (LTO). The wearing of sunglasses, however, is not prohibited.

 

 

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SkyMan

One thing worse than having a massively stupid law is actually enforcing it.

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why is it stupid? Hiding face in urban area to avoid surveillance is a terrorist act.

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lamoe
On 3/12/2018 at 9:54 AM, rep1 said:

why is it stupid? Hiding face in urban area to avoid surveillance is a terrorist act.

Hiding lungs from solution is an act of self-presivation

When I get back from my morning walk I have two black circles on nose - where glasses pads are and I walk where there is very little traffic

Can actually see dirt and pollution on legs where socks stop

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softail
1 hour ago, lamoe said:

Hiding lungs from solution is an act of self-presivation

When I get back from my morning walk I have two black circles on nose - where glasses pads are and I walk where there is very little traffic

Can actually see dirt and pollution on legs where socks stop

That is one reason I am having 2nd thoughts about moving to the Philippines. After being there a few weeks I start spitting a lot of crap out of my lungs.  

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2 hours ago, lamoe said:

Hiding lungs from solution is an act of self-presivation

When I get back from my morning walk I have two black circles on nose - where glasses pads are and I walk where there is very little traffic

You need an anti-population mask! I had a review of totobobo and respro here. Not available locally, need shipping from hk or uk (both send in envelope I recall, no custom problem)

But my masks haven't been capturing anything visible since I started avoiding rush hours.

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lamoe
On 3/12/2018 at 1:12 PM, rep1 said:

But my masks haven't been capturing anything visible since I started avoiding rush hours.

Need better  glasses?

On the ferry ride from Mactan to pier 3 you can see the haze layer during rush hour - where it starts / stops and is densest

 

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Woolf

SunStar

http://www.sunstar.com.ph/cebu/local-news/2018/03/13/1st-day-mandaues-face-cover-ban-nets-81-593318
 

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1st day of Mandaue’s face-cover ban nets 81

Tuesday, March 13, 2018
 

AT least 81 persons were apprehended on the first day of the implementation of a city ordinance that prohibits bonnets and other face covers in Mandaue City yesterday. That number was recorded as of 4:15 p.m. Glenn Antigua, chief for operations of the Traffic Enforcement Agency of Mandaue (Team), said most of those apprehended said they just wanted to test if the City Government would really implement the ban. Most violators were flagged down in the boundaries of the city like those traveling from the north and those coming from Lapu-Lapu City. The Mandaue City Council approved Ordinance 14-2017-1251 last Nov. 9, 2017, following several shooting incidents that involved riding-in-tandem culprits. It prohibits motorcycle drivers, passengers and tricycle drivers from using any garment that would cover their face. On the first day of the implementation, Antigua said all the 220 traffic enforcers were on duty. Some of the apprehended motorists went to the Team office to settle their violations. However, Antigua said, when they found out that the fine is P5,000, they left to figure out how they can settle it. “Kahibaw na sila. Posible ilang gisuwayan kung tinuod ni nga ma-implement (They already know that Mandaue has this ordinance. It is possible that they were just testing if the ordinance would be really implemented),” he said. For those who will try to escape, Antigua said the traffic enforcer will give a signal to another traffic enforcer assigned at the next corner through a radio so the violator will be caught. Aside from Team personnel, police officers and concerned citizens can go after violators. Citizens can take note or take a picture of the plate number of the traffic violator and send it to Team or the City Public Information Facebook page, Antigua said. “After seven days di ka mo-settle sa imong violation so paylan kag kaso ( if the apprehended person will not settle his or her violation then a criminal case will be filed),” he said. As for the helmets, Antigua reiterated that Shangyang brands, bike helmets and nutshell helmets will not be allowed. Full-face helmets and half-face helmets are the only prescribed helmets according to the law, he said. Wearing sunglasses is fine. However, those whose helmets have tinted visors or face shields must pull these up to show their faces while driving in Mandaue. Antigua said those who will be caught not wearing the right helmet will have to pay a fine of P500. He said P500 will also be the fine for those who keep their tinted visors down. (FMG) Published in the SunStar Cebu newspaper on March 13, 2018.

 

 

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SkyMan
8 hours ago, rep1 said:

why is it stupid? Hiding face in urban area to avoid surveillance is a terrorist act.

A CITOM on the side of the road does not count as surveillance.  

5 hours ago, rep1 said:

You need an anti-population mask! I had a review of totobobo and respro here. Not available locally, need shipping from hk or uk (both send in envelope I recall, no custom problem)

But my masks haven't been capturing anything visible since I started avoiding rush hours.

So you are a terrorist then? And promoting terrorism?

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lamoe

Next will be no driving vehicle until true registration tags received?

Right now can't identify driver / passenger/ of motorcycle.

Of course tags can be stolen and switched.

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Salty Dog
1 hour ago, Woolf said:

...most of those apprehended said they just wanted to test if the City Government would really implement the ban...

This is reason enough to get them off the road. Idiots...:crazy:

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Woolf
Just now, Salty Dog said:

This is reason enough to get them off the road. Idiots...:crazy:

And it cost them 5000 piso   hmmmm

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