January 3, 2017
2,000 Traffic Enforcers To Get New Hand-held Radio Phones
Around 2,000 traffic enforcers of the Metropolitan Manila Development Authority (MMDA) will receive new hand-held radio phones to help them to be more efficient and effective in their tasks while manning the streets in the metropolis.
MMDA General Manager Tim Orbos said the communications equipment, donated by a private entity, who requested anonymity, will greatly complement the existing communications assets of the agency in performing its mandate in traffic direction and management.
“These hand-held radio phones will be of great help to our traffic enforcers especially in managing traffic flow in Metro Manila,” Orbos said.
Aside from the communications equipment, the MMDA official said all personnel of the agency who will be injured or figured in an accident will be insured of hospitalization up to P40,000, also donated by two private companies.
He said the agency’s support to field personnel is vital to raise their morale while performing their duties in the field.
“The MMDA leadership wants to assure field personnel that they will get all of the support the agency could give them to ensure that they will deliver quality public service,” Orbos said.
He said support of private companies continues to pour in to show their appreciation to the efforts and initiatives of the government, through the Inter-Agency Council on Traffic (i-ACT).
i-ACT is composed of MMDA, Department of Transportation, Land Transportation Office, Land Transportation Franchising and Regulatory Board, Philippine National Police- Highway Patrol Group, and the Metro Manila Council, MMDA’s policy-making body.