ABC suspends liaison officer for abuse in traffic incident

By: Jose Santino S. Bunachita, Marian Z. Codilla June 04,2015 - 02:33 PM

The Association of Barangay Council suspended blocktime commentator Roger Cimafranca as their liason officer, Thursday morning.

ABC President Philip Zafra said the board called for an emergency meeting, Thursday morning and decided to indefinitely suspend Cimafranca without pay starting today.

Cimafranca is a job order personnel under the ABC for over a year now. The ABC formed an ad hoc committee headed by ABC vice president Joel Garganera.

The committee will investigate the incident and was given 10 days to wrap up the investigation. Zafra said the ABC board will adhere to whatever will be the result of the committee’s investigation.

“His actuations in the video are uncalled for. The video speaks for itself. We will not tolerate any abuses,” Zafra said.

“It would appear that there is an abuse of authority. As public servants we should be circumspect with our actions. Whether close or not, if found liable he has to suffer the consequences of his actions,” Zafra said in a radio interview.

READ: Secret video goes viral: Radio blocktimer  berates  Citom enforcer after traffic violation

In a radio comment Thursday morning, dyLA station manager Jun Tagalog said he is surprised by Cimafranca’s action.

“His actions is not reflective of the character of our own staff and reporters. His actions don’t reflect our company because we do not abuse our privilege as a staff of dyLA. Most especially, his action is not reflective of the media industry,” said Tagalog, also concurrent vice chairman of the Kapisanan ng mga Brodkaster sa Pilipinas (KBP) Cebu chapter.

Land Transportation Office -7 director Arnel Tancinco said the plate number of the motorcycle used by Cimafranca is “non-existent”.

He said they will summon Cimafranca to explain the use of unregistered plate. / with Correspondent Jhunnex Napallacan

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