June 1, 2022
MMDA Warns Personnel on Use of Unregistered Vehicles, No License Plates
Metropolitan Manila Development Authority (MMDA) Chairman Atty. Romando Artes today issued a memorandum regarding the use of unregistered personal vehicles and those without the required license plate.
The memorandum, addressed to all traffic personnel, is in response to the Facebook post of Riders' Safety Advocates of the Philippines (RSAP) which has gone viral on social media, which 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.
According to the memo, MMDA personnel are reminded of their duties to the public, especially traffic enforcers tasked to apprehend motorists committing traffic violations.
Artes instructed Atty. Victor Maria Nuñez, Director for Enforcement of 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."
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