A MEMORANDUM was issued by the Metropolitan Manila Development Authority (MMDA) today regarding the use of unregistered personal vehicles and those without the required license plate.
MMDA Chairman Atty. Romando Artes said the memorandum reminded all MMDA traffic personnel, especially traffic enforcers, of their duties to the public as they are tasked to apprehend motorists committing traffic violations.
The issuance of the memorandum is in response to the Facebook post of the Riders’ Safety Advocates of the Philippines (RSAP) which went viral on social media.
The Facebook post showed an MMDA traffic enforcer, later identified as Wilfredo Ordoña, driving a motorcycle without license plate and turned out to be unregistered, on the northbound lane of EDSA-Boni last Monday, May 30.
Artes instructed Atty. Victor Maria Nuñez (in photo, left, in Barong Tagalog), Director for Enforcement of the MMDA Traffic Discipline Office (TDO), to penalize Ordoña, currently assigned at TDO Parking Management Team, by issuing traffic citation tickets for his violations.
“The MMDA is mandated to strictly implement traffic rules and regulations. Hence, we should lead by example,” Artes said.
Also, the MMDA chief reminded all employees to refrain from engaging in any unlawful activity.
“Violators will not only be issued the corresponding citation ticket but could also face administrative sanctions such as suspension and outright dismissal for contract of service personnel,” Artes stressed.
“If proven guilty, we will file the necessary administrative charges, whether permanent, casual, or on job order status, subject to applicable rules and regulations.”