The former president cites that “alcohol-related accidents nationwide resulting to death, physical injuries and damage to properties” rose to 6.9 percent in 2009. “While other countries have institutionalized their policy regarding driving under the influence of alcohol, the Philippines has seemingly remained reserved and lenient in punishing drunk drivers. Road accidents are often treated as a result of reckless imprudence and not viewed as irresponsible and deliberate acts, giving emphasis to drunk driving,” she is quoted as saying.
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