Government set taboos for the country. Certain laws are observed yet the dirty work and funny businesses are on going.
Illegal deeds as we considered yet done quietly. Often, the process hasn’t change even the law enforcers make tough restrictions in implementing imprisonment and charges.
Presently there are many regulations that are rigidly observed but society has a problem on how it will act in an organized manner. And here are the top prohibited deeds of Filipino that are still proceeding:
1.) Distribution of illegal firecrackers
Illegal fireworks are secretly sold in the market. Authorities thrill to hustle fast and lit one, then casualties are being reported again and again. Even the DOH implemented “Iwas-Paputok Campaign”, still large number of buyers flock to Bocaue Bulacan, country’s fireworks capital to use for new year’s celebration.
Some of the banned firecrackers are Goodbye Gloria, Ampatuan, Goodbye Panot, Boom Panot, Watusi, Piccolo, and Goodbye Philippines.
Under Republic Act (RA) 7183 or the law on pyrotechnic devices, persons caught manufacturing, selling, distributing and purchasing illegal firecrackers may be imprisoned from six months to a year, and may pay with a fine from P20,000 to P30,000.
2.) Smoking in Public Places
Still alot of peeps smoking in the street. Puffing away smokers are everywhere in Manila whether inside a public transport, terminals, and other public places.
This drive was long imposed in 2011 yet this prohibition is unguarded still. Under Republic Act 9211 (Tobacco Regulation Act of 2003), violators will be fined P500 on first offense, while those who cannot afford to pay the fine are obliged to render an eight-hour community service.
3.) Jaywalking on the streets
Why MMDA have put on pedestrian lane if it won’t serve it’s purpose in the first place? Local enforcers deputize in cities to ensure the safeness of authorities.
The campaign against jaywalking is now on a higher gear. Pedestrians in Metro Manila are now fined with P500 or ordered to clean esterors for three hours for jaywalking.
4.) Selling of Double Dead Meat
Unscrupulous meat sellers and dealers still sell “double dead” meat, which are animals that has died of disease or other causes, to the customers here and now.
Republic Act 9296 or the Meat Inspection Code of the Philippines, amends the automatic revocation of the violators’ license to operate business.
Meanwhile, the National Meat Inspection Service are pushing for stiffer penalties for the importation, distribution and selling of double dead meat.
5.) Garbage Everywhere
Waste Management has been a perennial problem in the country. As early as a small kid, proper disposal of trash is being taught in school and at home and regards as a personal responsibility. Even these people had graduated since then, speciously more people have forgotten about it.
Violators who will commit any of these offense: illegal disposal, littering, and illegal dumping will pay for 500 pesos penalty or will render community service for 8 hours.