- Manila District 1 Rep. Manuel Lopez filed a bill seeking to ban shopping malls and other similar establishments from collecting parking fees
- Lopez’s House Bill No. 5061 seeks to exempt clients from paying parking fees on a validation basis
- Parking fee is waived if clients spend a minimum amount provided in the proposed measure
Manila District 1 Representative Manuel Lopez filed a bill seeking to scrap the parking fees being charged by owners of shopping malls and other similar establishments to their clients.
Rep. Lopez, according to the Inquirer, filed House Bill No. 5061 that seeks to exempt customers of business establishments from paying parking fees on a validation basis, which means the patrons of these commercial establishments are exempted from paying parking fees if they spend the minimum amount provided in the proposed bill.
“The scheme that would be implemented is similar to the practice of some establishments in providing for validation of the parking ticket wherein the fees would be waived with a minimum amount spent by the patrons and clients,” Lopez said, adding parking spaces for vehicles should be part of the business establishments’ services and courtesy to their clients.