Mandaue traffic aide lauded for helping jeepney amid rain
DESPITE the downpour, traffic enforcer Francisco Nodado Jr. still managed to help a passenger jeepney that got stranded near a mall due to floodwater last Friday.
A photo of Nadodo helping a jeepney went viral after netizen Ian Pagobo posted it on his Facebook account.
“Sa kani nga traffic enforcer ganina sa crossing sa may parkmall ug CICC, I salute you sir. Bisan sa grabi nga pag uwan wa jod niya biya-i ang iyang responsibilidad isip traffic enforcer. Iya pod gitabangan ang usa ka jeep nga napawngan tungod sa grabi nga pagbaha. Saludo! (To this traffic enforcer a while ago at Parkmall and CICC, I salute you, sir. Despite the heavy rain, he did not leave his responsibility as traffic enforcer. He helped a jeepney that had a problem because of the flood),” Pagobo said in his post.
Nodado said he braved the downpour because he didn’t want the junction box to be clogged with vehicles.
“Based on my experience once the junction box is clogged, the traffic will be severely affected,” he said.
Nodado had to work overtime to continue manning the traffic.
He has been working with the Traffic Enforcement Agency of Mandaue (TEAM) for one year now and is assigned at Ouano Avenue, Parkmall area.
A native of Dumaguete City, Nodado’s family lived in Liloan town but had to transfer to Mandaue City since his son is studying in Cebu City.
He said he learned about the photo after being told by a colleague.
Last Sunday, Mandaue City Mayor Luigi Quisumbing gave him a citation and a cash reward as a token of the city’s gratitude.
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