MANILA - (UPDATED) The driver's license of former beauty queen Maria Isabel Lopez has been revoked after she used a traffic lane reserved for ASEAN delegates earlier this month, Metropolitan Manila Development Authority said Monday.
The Land Transportation Office also prohibited Lopez from applying or reacquiring her license for the next 2 years, said MMDA spokesperson Celine Pialago.
Lopez must also pay an P8,000 penalty for reckless driving, disregarding traffic signs, and violation of the Anti-Distracted Driving Act, MMDA added.
The actress earlier this month admitted in a Facebook post that she removed the traffic cones along EDSA which allotted a lane for delegates of the ASEAN Summit.
Her lawyer said their camp is saddened by the revocation of her license, but they will file "necessary remedy for the reconsideration of the LTO's decision."
"We reiterate that revocation is too harsh a penalty for a first time offender like her," said lawyer Sol Taule.