Chan terminates 2 erring Lapu-Lapu traffic enforcers

By: Futch Anthony Inso - Correspondent/CDN Digital | December 14,2020 - 07:11 PM

This is one of the traffic enforcers, who drove recklessly and nearly collided with a vehicle. The enforcers issued a reckless driving citation against the driver, who was clearly not at fault. | screengrab from dashcam video of driver

LAPU-LAPU CITY, Philippines — Lapu-Lapu City Mayor Junard “Ahong” Chan decided to terminate the two traffic enforcers who were involved in the questionable issuance of a citation ticket against a driver Saturday night, December 12, 2020, in Barangay Pusok.

“Pagkahuman sa higpit nga imbestigasyon, atong nahukman og silot nga termination para sa duha ka enforcers nga nalambigit sa di makiangayon nga pag-issue og citation sa driver,” Chan’s post in Facebook reads.

(After a thorough investigation, we decided to impose a penalty of termination to the two enforcers who were involved in the issuing of the citation to the driver.)

Mario Napule, head of the City Traffic Management System (CTMS) in Lapu-Lapu City, said that currently, he would still be waiting for the termination order against the two traffic enforcers.

The two traffic enforcers, whom Napule refused to identify, have been working at CTMS for more than a year already.

Watch: Two erring traffic enforcers on a motorcycle caught on camera recklessly driving in Pusok

Based on the video that they received from the dashcam of the vehicle involved, the vehicle has almost figured in an accident against a motorcycle. 

The two traffic enforcers were riding the motorcycle which cut the other lane and almost collided with the vehicle. The two traffic enforcers then stopped the vehicle and issued a citation ticket against the driver of the vehicle. 

Napule said that based on the citation ticket, they had charged the driver with reckless driving.

“Sila man unta’y reckless ato, dili katong driver sa sakyanan,” Napule said.

(They were supposed to be the ones who were driving recklessly and not the other driver.)

He added that the two traffic enforcers were assigned in the border checkpoint of Barangay Pusok and Marina Mall. The two were about to go back to their office to log-out from work.

Currently, Napule said that while waiting for the termination order, he already confiscated the citation tickets of the traffic enforcers and assigned them to other areas.

Chan added that he would not tolerate abusive government workers who abuse their authority for their own interests.

“In as much as we want to implement the law in every corner of this city, we’re also looking at the protection of the normal citizens from the abusive implementers. Tungod sa maong hitabo, akong isiguro nga wala nay traffic enforcers nga mobuhat sa maong kasaypanan ug wala nay motorista nga ma-abusaran,” Chan’s post added.

(In as much as we want to implement the law in every corner of this city, we’re also looking at the protection of the normal citizens from the abusive implementers. Because of what happened, we are making sure that no traffic enforcer will do wrong and abuse the motorists.) /dbs

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