Cebuanos seem to have a love-hate relationship with hit monster-catching game Pokémon Go. Earlier, a Cebu judge prohibited Pokémon trainers from playing in her courtroom. Now, we have a city council in Cebu passing a resolution for Pokémon Go activities in their town. That’s probably a first for the country, right?
Inquirer reported on Wednesday that the Mandaue City Council passed a resolution for Pokémon Go players in the city. The resolution outlines warnings not to play while driving, crossing streets, and walking on sidewalks. Not play the game while walking on sidewalks? That’s… interesting!
We’re not quite sure if these guys understand how Pokémon Go is played, but it’s their city, so they make the rules? Note that this is a resolution, which is strictly different from a city ordinance, so…
So, for now, Mandaue-based Pokémon Go trainers are “discouraged” to play the game while walking the city’s sidewalks. Stay safe and have fun over there, trainers!
EDIT: Fixed some terminologies. Thanks for the clarifications, legally-inclined readers!