[OPEN LETTER] : Bawal Ang Pasaway, Ganito Kami Sa Makati


Sep 02, 2015 at 12:14 PM
Posted by : Pinoy Secret Writer
Filed Under : News & Events

Do you recognize this place? If you're from Makati or work in Makati, you probably know exactly where this is. So for those who doesn't know, read on.

The picture was taken at Makati Post Office near RCBC and Teleperformance building (former Aegis PeopleSupport). I commute from home to work, vice-versa, and always walk by the busy street shown on the picture.

As an avid fan of walking daily, I find it difficult to walk along Makati Post Office to RCBC due to the vendors having their stalls with big "Notary Public" signs blocking the path.

Notice how many of these vendors are scattered along the walkway making it difficult for passersby to walk. If my counting is correct, there are six(6) Notary Public stalls around. Is one not enough? Like really? Six in one place? 

The price of their service is way too much, too! I tried to asked how much for a stamp for a notary of an affidavit of loss. Guess how much. 150 freaking pesos. Thinking that I just needed that stamp mark, I didn't bother anymore and just moved on and find another Notary Public. Just the other street behind Tropical-Crispa, you will find a commercial building that has plenty of Notary Public services inside. So I ask the very first shop I saw. Again, guess how much. Nope, not 150 nor 100 but 50 pesos only! I save 100 pesos.

Overprice service, no permanent workplace that's also an obstruction to pedestrians, makes me even wonder if their service is legit.

Look closely at the second picture above. See that motorbike? Yep. He just passby the walkway like he's one of the pedestrians. What's even worst is that you'll be the one who should give way since he has a motorbike with him.

Walkways are for people walking. Just because you are using a motorbike doesn't mean you can use the walkway for your motorbike too! Use the main road!

There are plenty of enforcers and security guards around but they're just ignoring these people. Why? Do not ask me because I want to know the answer too. Simple rules yet these people tend to not follow.

"Ignorance is not an excuse to the law."

I'm writing this open letter to let the right authorities know of this happening.

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Sep 02, 2015 at 12:14 PM
Posted by : Pinoy Secret Writer
Filed Under : News & Events