UPDATED (this was first published last September 28, 2011): COMMENTARY | OPINION | MANOLO FORTICH | BUKIDNON – Is the health check at the Alae Manolo Fortich Bukidnon quarantine station still effective? We can’t help but wonder. Which also makes us ask another question — do YOU alight your vehicle when you pass through the quarantine station?
We’ve noticed that passengers of privately owned vehicles are NOT required to alight their vehicles and step on the foot bath. Don’t you think there’s something WRONG with this picture? Why is that? Why require the passengers of public transportation vehicles and not compel those inside private cars?
Meanwhile, a lot of passengers of public transportation vehicles including buses owned by RTMI do not even bother to alight the bus. Either they pretend to be asleep or hide (!!!) at the back of the bus.
A lot of times, employees of the Provincial Veterinary Office who are stationed at the quarantine office fail to require all the passengers to alight or disembark from the bus. All they can do is REQUEST and we’ve noticed that they barely have any “power” to compel people to disembark the bus.
Do these Veterinary Office employees have the right to reprimand or even SLAP A FINE against someone who does not alight from a public transportation vehicle/bus?
We wonder if the Bukidnon Veterinary Office has EVER SLAPPED A FINE against someone for not following the rules.
WHAT DO YOU GUYS THINK?