Maria Isabel Lopez Stirs Social Media For Entering ASEAN Lane
Ringo | On 13, Nov 2017
Former beauty queen Maria Isabel Lopez was criticized by the netizens after she posted pictures and videos where she was travelling using the ASEAN lane.
The video showed her car travelling fastly on the lane provided for the people involved in the ASEAN. She was heard shouting out of joy saying people should “be like Maria.” She explained that she removed the traffic cones so she can pass by the ASEAN lane.
“Driving with hazards “on” at the #aseanlane 😃 I removed the divider cones !! Then all the other motorists behind me followed! MMDA thinks I’m an official ASEAN delegate! If u can’t beat ‘em, join them!” said Maria in a post.
Maria also added the hashtags #nosticker, #leadership, #belikemaria, #pasaway and #selfpreservation.
Netizens noted that she should have acted based on her age and status. Many even called for the concerned government agencies to act.
Apologies and License Revocation
In an interview with 24 Oras, Lopez admitted her lapse in judgment. However, she said she is just responding to the call of nature.
“Aminado naman ako na pasaway talaga ako. ‘Di naman ako nagmalinis. Although alam ko naman maraming nagalit, naging insensitive sila pero as human nature, nature talaga ng tao na to survive. You also have to do it,” said Lopez.
The MMDA and LTFRB recommended to the LTO to revoke the driving license of Lopez. She said she is willing to accept the punishment but the government should also do the same to other violators.
FOR SAFE KEEPING:
ETO ANG GINAWANG KALOKOHAN NI MARIA ISABEL LOPEZ SA EDSA!
Posted by Duterte Bato on Sunday, November 12, 2017
Update: The LTFRB summoned Maria Isabel Lopez for her violations.
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