Traffic enforcers told: Make Mandaue traffic discipline zone
MANDAUE City Mayor Gabriel Luis Quisumbing gave marching orders to the members of the Traffic Enforcement Agency of Mandaue (TEAM) to ensure the smooth flow of traffic in the city.
Quisumbing told them to make the city a “traffic discipline zone” as a way to address the traffic problems experienced by the city.
Quisumbing, who met with the TEAM members during their general assembly yesterday, assured the enforcers of City Hall’s support if they perform their duties properly.
But he also promised swift action against those enforcers who get involved in wrongdoings or are not implementing traffic laws.
He also told the enforcers to immediately report to him anybody who commits a traffic violation and drops his name or the name of any city official.
“If anyone commits a violation and uses my name and you report it, I will give you a reward. If you catch my car or any of my family committing a violation and issue a citation, I will give an even bigger reward,” Quisumbing said during the assembly.
Glenn Antigua, TEAM chief of operations, said that the mayor instructed them to strictly enforce traffic rules and regulations and be professional and courteous at all times.
Antigua also said that there would also be a monthly revamp of traffic enforcers starting next month after he proposed the idea to the mayor.
He said the traffic enforcers would then be assigned in different areas every month.
There are 142 on-field traffic enforcers in Mandaue following 6 a.m. to 2 p.m. and 2 p.m. to 10 p.m. shifts.
During the assembly, Quisumbing also recognized the traffic enforcer whose picture became viral after a netizen Ian Pagobo uploaded it on Facebook.
Enforcer Francis Nodado was caught on camera helping push a jeepney, whose engine conked out, during a heavy downpour.
Quisumbing gave him a citation and a monetary reward as a token of the city’s gratitude.
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