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Jaywalkers to face fines or jail time in Tacloban City

Jaywalkers to face fines or jail time in Tacloban City

Tacloban LGU will strictly implement the jaywalking ordinance, imposing penalties. Photo: Google Maps

TACLOBAN CITY – The City Government of Tacloban is set to enforce the jaywalking ordinance strictly starting March 2024 to ensure the safety of the people on the streets.

The jaywalking ordinance, or Ordinance No. 2002-8-57, prohibits pedestrians from crossing the streets outside the designated pedestrian lanes. Violators will face fines ranging from P200 to P500 or imprisonment of five to ten days, depending on the number of offenses.

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Posted by Tacloban City Information Office on Friday, January 12, 2024

City Administrator Atty. Lila Czarina Aquitania ordered the Tacloban Operations and Maintenance Engineering Center (TOMECO) to repaint all the pedestrian lanes in the city as part of the preparation for the full implementation of the ordinance.

TOMECO Chief Garry Soriano said that he received the directive from the city administrator through Memorandum No. 2024-01-051 and that his office will comply with the task as soon as possible.

The public is advised to follow the rules and regulations on the road and use the pedestrian lanes properly to avoid accidents and penalties. —iTacloban (with reports from CIO)
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