QC Councilor pushed higher fines for jaywalkers

I will be upfront on this - unless strict implementation can be worked out to the utmost, this new set of fines might just end up as an additional source of bribery.
Jaywalking in the Philippines
News had it that a Quezon City councilor seeked to impose higher fines for jaywalkers in the city. He cited that:
The penalties provided in (the city’s anti-jaywalking ordinance) are outdated and should be amended to be relevant to present monetary values
Stiffer sanctions will discourage jaywalkers and thus, promote safety for the pedestrians, 5th district councilor Aly Medalla said.

In the said proposed ordinance, violating individuals shall be fine with the following:

First offense: "P100 fine or eight hours of community service from the current P30 penalty."

Second offense: "P300 or complete 16 hours of community service, up from the current P50 fine."

Third offense: "P500 or complete 24 hours of community service from the current P100 penalty."

In this proposed amendment of the current anti jaywalking law, the offender's case shall be filed in court.

Seriously, we already have too many laws but even an elementary grade student can easily conclude that what is lacking is strict implementation. While other cities in the Metro (or perhaps, just one?) are strict in dealing with jaywalkers, Quezon City is rather loose in its take.

You can see road barriers full of "No Jaywalking" or "Walang Tawiran Nakamamatay" signs but pedestrians don't seem to mind.

Watch this video I once posted on Facebook - in SM North Edsa, crossing from the public transport terminal to the mall entrance, EDSA side.


We just can't follow, can we? Not even a simple traffic signal, saying while at RED, you don't cross.

Nevertheless, good luck with the passing of this ordinance.