A STUDENT from the city of Lapu-Lapu went viral on Saturday, January 25, 2020, after being shown on social media using a “wang-wang” or siren just to get to school.
The mayor of the city of Lapu-Lapu, Junard “Ahong” Chan, identified the student as his daughter’s boyfriend, Jasmine, and promised to hand him over to the Central Visayas Central Land Transportation (LTO) Office on Monday, January 27, so that can be investigated, said the director of LTO 7, Victor Caindec.
The viral video was originally uploaded as an Instagram story by a certain “JasmineKingChan,” who is believed to be the mayor’s daughter.
According to the caption of the video, the student, who supposedly studies at an aeronautical school in the city of Lapu-Lapu, was being late for an exam.
The video has been shared on Facebook, provoking the wrath of Internet users.
Caindec said the student committed traffic violations such as reckless driving, lack of use of a seat belt and violation of Presidential Decree (PD) 96.
PD 96 stipulates that any siren, bell, horn, whistle or other similar devices may be connected and used only in motor vehicles designated for official use by the Armed Forces of the Philippines, the National Research Office, the Land Transportation Commission, Police and firefighters. departments; and hospital ambulances.
In a post on its official Facebook page, Caindec said the student’s license will be suspended for one year.
Caindec will also conduct an investigation to determine the owner of the vehicle and why he had a siren.
On his Facebook page, Chan condemned the act performed by the student and emphasized that he will not tolerate such violations, even if the people who made the mistake are friends or family. (HBL, RTF)