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.