Motorists experienced heavy traffic because of the recent ASEAN Summit held in the Philippines.
Former beauty queen and actress Maria Isabel Lopez posted on social media that she was stuck in traffic and proudly shows off how she got away with it.
KAMI learned about this from Rappler.com
Photo from Maria Isabel Lopez's facebook
“MMDA thinks I’m an official ASEAN delegate. If you can’t beat em, join them,” from Lopez's caption, with hashtags #nosticker, #leadership, #belikemaria, #pasaway, and #selfpreservation.
In an interview with 24 Oras, she admitted that it’s her fault and gave an excuse.
“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," she said.
"I became a second-class citizen in my own country dahil sa pagbibigay natin sa ASEAN members na ito (because we're giving way to these ASEAN members)," Lopez said.
"The end doesn't justify the means, but I had to answer the call of nature because was stuck in traffic for 3 hours. Sorry but I'm just human."
Even after her apology authorities said they won’t let this one slide.
MMDA officials said "bragging [about] an illegal act on social media is a no-no for a person of her stature."
They will still recommend the cancellation or suspension of her driver’s license.
KAMI wants to remind everyone that we should follow traffic rules and regulations to avoid grave consequences