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‘Wag tularan: Rex Gatchalian shows Metrolink’s paid fine, mangled bus seats to enforce social distancing

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Get your act together or see your bus units deformed like this.

Valenzuela Mayor Rex Gatchalian forced the Metrolink bus company to chalk up a P462,000 fine for rounding up passengers like normal despite social distancing rules strictly enforced in commuter buses. The politiko uploaded a photo of the receipt as proof, and showed how the firm removed half of the bus chairs and marked head rests with big red X’s as visual cues.

“Metrolink buses now. Chairs removed to prevent the temptation to overload,” he said two days after getting the initial report that angered him.

“Mga bus operators out there I suggest you tow the line or you suffer the same fate,” Gatchalian added.