Biker laments being apprehended, fined P1K for pulling down mask to drink water

  • Michael Manansala shared how he was apprehended by authorities in Marikina when he pulled down his face mask to drink water
  • He said he was not given a warning, was immediately brought to headquarters and given a P1,000 fine
  • Manansala appealed for consideration from authorities

A biker lamented how he was apprehended and slapped with P1,000 fine for putting down his face mask to drink water.

Image by Michael Manansala Via Facebook

On Facebook, netizen Michael Manansala shared how he was apprehended by authorities for putting down his face mask just to quench his thirst.

According to Manansala, he was tired and thirsty while biking on his way to work. He was surprised when he was apprehended and brought to the headquarters.

“Nagpahinga lang ako, binaba ko ang facemask ko para uminom ng tubig dahil ang layo ng bina-bike ko mula Montalban to Mandaluyong para pumasok. Bigla ako hinuli ng mga pulis, pinasakay sa sasakyan at dinala sa headquarters nila,” he said.

Manansala said he was made to pay a fine of P1,000 and felt like he was a criminal. He said he was not given a warning and immediately placed inside the mobile car. He was even made to leave his bike in the park.

“Para akong holdaper o rapist na pinicturan pa ako na may hawak na karatula na nakatagilid at nakaharap. Feeling ko sobrang laki ng kaso ko, binaba ko lang facemask ko para uminom pero hinuli agad ako ng walang warning at pinasakay agad ako sa mobile at pinaiwan ‘yung bike ko sa park,” he said.

The local government of Marikina strictly imposes the City Ordinance #47 which requires the public to wear face masks. Manansala appealed for a little consideration from the authorities.

Image by Michael Manansala Via Facebook

“Sana maging patas kayo. ‘Wag kayong gahaman. Sana magtulungan tayo, hindi ‘yung manggugulang ng tao dahil pandemic ngayon. At ‘yung 1k na hiningi n’yo sa akin, mahirap hanapin ‘yan lalo na’t walang-wala kami ngayon dahil sa pandemic. Pang bigas na rin ‘yang 1k na ‘yan,” he said.