MMDA to summon girl in viral ‘Kiki’ dance challenge along Edsa
The Metro Manila Development Authority (MMDA) on Thursday said it is currently working with the National Bureau of Investigation (NBI) to locate the girl in the now viral “Kiki Dance Challenge” video along Edsa.
MMDA Spokesperson Celine Pialago said the girl, identified as Micha Anne Gabuten, will be summoned by authorities after the risky act along Edsa.
“Siya nga po ‘yun si Micha Anne Gabuten. [We’re] coordinating with the NBI para sa address para alam namin [kung] saan ipapadala ang summon. Still working pa po. Kasi hindi mahanap sa CCTV, kasi we have to review the CCTV whole day kasi walang time and date na nakalagay,” Pialago told reporters.
(She is Micha Anne Gabuten. We’re coordinating with the NBI for her address to find out where to send the summon. We’re still working on it. We can’t find the footage on the CCTV, and we still have to review the CCTV the whole day because there was no date and time stamp.)
As for the girl’s initial violation, Pialago said she will be slapped with a P500 fine for Jaywalking.
The driver, meanwhile, will be given a P500 fine for reckless driving.
If the driver was the one who took the video, a violation of the Anti-Distracted Driving Act will also be handed out, Pialago noted.
After the video went viral, Gabuten took down the post and deactivated her social media accounts.
The MMDA earlier made an advisory to warn the public about the danger of doing the risky dance challenge.
The Department of Transportation also warned the public and ordered the Land Transportation Office to apprehend violators.
The #KikiChallenge is among the latest trends netizens have been posting on their social media accounts.
It came from the song of international rapper, Drake, called “In My Feelings.” People would get out of their moving vehicle and dance to the chorus of the song in sync with the speed of the car. /je
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