OFW Barred By Immigration Officers For Failure To Settle The Anti-littering Violation


Oct 04, 2016 at 7:30 PM
Posted by : Pinoy Secret Writer
Filed Under : News & Events

One of the causes of flooding is the scattered trash all over the metro that clog drainage systems. Did you know that the Metropolitan Manila Development Authority (MMDA) intensified their enforcement against littering?

To prove that the authorities are serious about this matter, last year, an overseas Filipino worker bound for Singapore was barred by the immigration officers at NAIA due to his failure to settle his anti-littering violation.

In Singapore, a fine of $2,000 (P94,000) for first conviction, $4,000 (P188,000) for second conviction and $10,000 (P470,000) for the third conviction are given to littering offenders. But in the Philippines, a minimum of P500 and maximum of P1,000 is the fine for offenders. By the numbers, you'll see that Singapore is damn serious in keeping their country clean. No wonder why they are tagged as one of the most, if not, the cleanest country. We really need to update our law regarding the anti-littering act.

Nature of Offense:

  1. Littering, Illegal dumping, Illegal disposal of garbage
    Option 1 - Fine: P500
    Option 2 - Community Service of 8 hours (1 day)
  2. Urinating, defecating, spitting in a public place
    Option 1 - Fine: P500
    Option 2 - Community Service of 8 hours (1 day)
  3. Dirty frontage and immediate surroundings for establishment owners
    Option 1 - Fine: P1000
    Option 2 - Community Service of 16 hours (2 day)
  4. Improper and untimely stacking of garbage outside residence or establishment
    Option 1 - Fine: P500
    Option 2 - Community Service of 8 hours (1 day)
  5. Obstruction (any dilapidated appliance, vehicle, and etc., display of merchandise, illegal structure along sidewalk)
    Option 1 - Fine: P1000
    Option 2 - Community Service of 16 hours (2 day)
  6. Dirty public utility vehicles, or no trash can or receptacle
    Option 1 - Fine: P500
    Option 2 - Community Service of 8 hours (1 day)
  7. Spilling, scattering, littering of wastes by public utility vehicles
    Option 1 - Fine: P500
    Option 2 - Community Service of 8 hours (1 day)
  8. Illegal posting or installed signage, billboards, posters, streamers and movie ads., etc.
    Option 1 - Fine: P1000
    Option 2 - Community Service of 16 hours (2 day)

Under the revised Act, the maximum fine for littering offenders has been doubled to $2,000 for a first conviction. Those who persist can be fined $4,000 for their second conviction, and $10,000 for their third and subsequent convictions.

Below is the statement of the MMDA from their Facebook page.

[Admin 04] MMDA Re-intensifies Anti-Littering, Anti-Jaywalking Drive

The days of litterbugs and pedestrians who want only disregard street regulations are numbered.

The Metropolitan Manila Development Authority (MMDA) yesterday launched the re-intensified enforcement of anti-littering and anti-jaywalking drive, deploying more than 100 personnel on the streets of the metropolis.

MMDA General Manager Tim Orbos said the agency has upped the ante on operations on these discipline-driven programs.

“We want to continue to instill discipline among pedestrians and commuters alike. Following rules and regulations on the roads should be second nature to us all,” Orbos said.
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.

A total of 440 were apprehended yesterday, 306 for anti-littering and 134 for anti-jaywalking.
More than the P500 fine, the MMDA is reminding the public of the stiff consequence of these violations as the names of violators will be forwarded to the National Bureau of Investigation (NBI) 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.

Last year, an overseas Filipino worker bound for Singapore was stopped by immigration officers at the Ninoy Aquino International Airport because of an arrest warrant issued by a Makati Metropolitan Trial Court for failing to settle his anti-littering violation.

Orbos noted the alarming number of pedestrians who have run over and died while crossing busy thoroughfares such as Commonwealth Avenue, which earned the monicker “killer highway”.

Each anti-littering team consists of four spotters and an enforcer while the anti-jaywalking unit is composed of five enforcers, two of whom are armed with citation tickets.

The composite teams are augmented by members of the MMDA’s Sidewalk Clearing Operations Group.
The composite group will be in designated fixed posts in Monumento, SM North, Cubao area, Ortigas district, Edsa-Taft, Guadalupe area and Coastal Road.

[Admin 04] MMDA Re-intensifies Anti-Littering, Anti-Jaywalking Drive The days of litterbugs and pedestrians who want...

Posted by MMDA on Monday, October 3, 2016 

Source: MMDA Official Website 


Oct 04, 2016 at 7:30 PM
Posted by : Pinoy Secret Writer
Filed Under : News & Events