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Drivers cited for face shield violations


The Bacolod Traffic Authority Office issued citation tickets to 28 jeepney drivers for allowing passengers to ride their vehicles without wearing face shields in Bacolod City, yesterday.

The Department of Transportation had announced that starting August 15, passengers using public transportation are required to wear face shields on top of face masks.

Lt. Col. Luisito Acebuche, BTAO head, said yesterday that the operation took place in the different areas of Bacolod.

“Most of the drivers are complying, but some of them still allowed passengers who were not wearing face shields,” Acebuche said.

It is the drivers who are issued citation tickets because it is their liability not to accommodate passengers without face shields and face masks, he said.

Under Bacolod City Ordinance 926, violators of health protocols being implemented in Bacolod are fined P300 if non-residents, and P200 for Bacolodnons, starting August 1, Acebuche added.*


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