MMDA Issues Reminder About Playing Pokémon Go On The Streets

Pokémon Go has arrived for both Android and iOS, and while many are having difficulty catching and playing with Pokémon for now, there’s no doubt that the popularity of the game will pick up once the official release arrives in the PH. The Metro Manila Development Authority (MMDA) has forseen the potential problems of people walking around the streets distracted with their smartphones and have issued a short and sweet reminder to the players of the augmented reality game.

In the Facebook message, the MMDA urges pedestrians to stop playing Pokémon GO while crossing the street and to not forget to check the road before crossing. If for any reason you can’t stop playing, the MMDA is asking people to use the designated pedestrian footbridges be aware of their surroundings as they cross the street.

The MMDA’s earlier reminder about the game isn’t unique – Australian police have earlier issued a statement about the merits of looking away from your phone before crossing the street. Be mindful of your surroundings while trying to catch Pokémon – you don’t want El Snatchero to take your phone away from you, do you?

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    “you don’t want El Snatchero to take your phone away from you, do you?” Yun ang isa sa disappointing sa mga kalye ng manila. Kahit myphone o cherry mobile pinagiinteresan ng mga kawatan. Di mo maenjoy ilabas ang binili mong gadget sa kalye dahil may nakaabang na snatcher unless nakatira ka sa bgc o davao city. Bistek at erap gawin nyo naman ang trabaho nyo sa mga city nyo. Yung quezon memorial circle puro mga adik na snatcher nakatambay yung manila city hall ginawa ninyong malaking parking lot ang kalye nagsisiksikan ang mga tao maglakad sa eskinita na puro tindahang nagbabayad sa inyo halatang kumikita ang city hall sa inconvenience ng publiko. Antagal nyong nakaupo di nyo nabago ang mga lugar nyo mahiya naman kayo kay duterte na araw pa lang presidente kumikilos na.

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