Have you noticed the hand drawn signs around the country where private property owners have signage warning people of an offence (eg. Dumping rubbish, urinating, horn blowing, parking etc) as well as an amount of the fine written on the sign?
Maybe after reading this post you will be noticing these signs with regular and annoying frequency.
Basically if a private owner starts asking someone for eg 1,000 pesos as a “fine” for dropping rubbish in their front garden bed.. Isn’t that extortion?
As we know.. extortion can be part of everyday life in the Philippines.
So its a stupid Pinoy who thinks they are above the law to be making up fines as a money making venture and its even more stupid the ignorants who believe these fines are true.
The highest “fine” i’ve seen is 5000 pesos for dumping rubbish at the front of a property owners fence.
DO FILIPINO’S BELIEVE THESE SIGNS?
I asked Filipino’s whether they believe these signs are for real.
The response – they seriously believed the signs and that the owners had power to impose a “fine” I said wtf!? these bastards don’t have the power to extract money from you and the filos that i asked have so far said property owners do have the right to fine “offenders” for one reason or another.
I SHAKE MY HEAD HOW GULLIBLE PEOPLE ARE HERE
When i said to the Filo’s that fining people for dumping offences was a local government matter through local ordinance laws.. The replies have been.. “Well…this is the Philippines”.
That reply is about the length of thought a filipino mind stretches when it comes to thinking about anything.Published in