Mayor Joy Belmonte Fined P500 in QC for Biking Without Helmet

Don't forget your protective gear when biking.
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Quezon City Mayor Joy Belmonte said Thursday she was fined P500 for not wearing a helmet while riding a bike during an event inher own constituency.

Belmonte said she gave her safety gear to a fellow biker, who wasn't wearing one, during the Cycle to End Violence Against Women event.

“I commend our DPOS for strictly implementing our ordinance kasi wala silang sini-sino kapag nagpapatupad ng batas,” she said.

Another participant, Cherie Atilano of UN Food System Champions, also received a violation ticket and was also fined P500.

Under a city ordinance, bikers in Quezon City are required to wear helmets.

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