MMDA relieves traffic enforcer over alleged extortion
MMDA relieves traffic enforcer over alleged extortion
MMDA relieves traffic enforcer over alleged extortion
by Ada Pelonia20 March 2024
Photo courtesy of MMDA/Facebook

The Metropolitan Manila Development Authority (MMDA) on Tuesday, March 20, relieved a traffic enforcer from his post following an alleged extortion toward a motorist.

“We do not tolerate any form of corruption committed by our personnel. Anyone proven to have committed such crimes will be dealt with accordingly,” MMDA Chief Romando Artes said in a statement, noting that said enforces would be investigated for the allegation.

This came after the motorist complained on social media claiming that a traffic enforcer flagged him for allegedly using his phone, not wearing a seatbelt while driving, and having an expired car registration.

The enforcer initially asked for P15,000 but it was lowered to P2,400 upon negotiation, which the complainant paid using a mobile app.

In the statement, the MMDA said it reached out to the complainant to continue his complaint and identify the traffic enforcer.

The traffic enforcer denied the accusations, MMDA stated.

"The traffic enforcer will be asked to temporarily report at the MMDA Head Office in Pasig City while the investigation is ongoing,” MMDA Assistant General Manager for Operations Asec. David Vargas said.

“Anyone who wishes to complain about illegal activities can report through the MMDA’s social media platforms and hotline 136. Identify the involved personnel and report them to us,” he added.

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