Who knew netizens could be such tattletales?
On Wednesday, Twitter user @paaatjasmine shared a tweet by a woman who just couldn’t help but praise her boyfriend for braving Manila’s main thoroughfare, the EDSA, while using a banned car.
get you a guy na susunod sa batas ng Pilipinas. bhe bawal ‘yan bhe pic.twitter.com/FxrPXoFEPu
— Patricia (@paaatjasmine) May 2, 2018
“Get u a guy na kahit coding siya itatakas at itatakas niya makita at makabawi lang sa away niyo, (Get u a guy who will sneak in his car even when it’s [banned by] the color coding [scheme] just so he can see you and make up for your fight.),” the woman with the handle @HZLNVRRO said.
“Isa ka sa dahilan bakit traffic sa edsa (Your’re one of the reasons why EDSA has bad traffic,” the tweet continued.
Attached to the tweet were a photo of the dedicated boyfriend and a screenshot of their Facebook messenger conversation where the boyfriend says: “Baby I’ll pick you up. Dala ng ako ng car (I’ll bring a car). Fuck the police.”
“Color coding” or “number coding” is a scheme followed throughout all the cities within Metro Manila, which bans cars on certain days of the week depending on the last digit of a vehicle’s plate number.
Those found violating the scheme are given a ticket and fined PHP300 (US$5.81).
It’s a hassle meant to reduce traffic in the city but everyone’s gotta follow it. That is except love-sick couples, apparently.
But netizens were not having it.
Many retweeted the screenshot posted by @paaatjasmine and tagged the official Twitter account of the Metropolitan Manila Development Authority (MMDA), the agency in charge of the city’s traffic.
And their reports didn’t go unnoticed.
The MMDA promptly replied to the squealers saying: “Noted po sa amin ito. Salamat. (This has been noted, thank you).”
Noted po sa amin ito. Salamat. #mmda
— Official MMDA (@MMDA) May 3, 2018
Why anyone would openly share that they’re breaking the law on social media is still a mystery.
In November, actress and former beauty queen Maria Isabel Lopez got her driver’s license revoked by the MMDA after sharing on Facebook that she drove through a lane on EDSA that was closed and reserved for delegates in town for the ASEAN Summit.
Facepalms all around.