600 Traffic Enforcers Ordered By Estrada To Resign Over Alleged Extortion
600 traffic enforcers orders by Manila Mayor Joseph “Erap” Estrada to resign over alleged extortion and fair to relieve traffic jam in their assigned area.
Almost 23 traffic enforcers have already submitted their resignation letter, according to Dennis Alcoreza, head of the Manila Traffic and Parking Bureau. He also said that 240 policemen from Manila Traffic Enforcement Unit will be assigned to relieve the traffic in the city temporarily.
On Monday (November 27, 2016) the screening committee of the “Traffic Super Body”, a multi-sectoral group created by Estrada will be hiring new traffic enforcers to replace the previous enforcers who allegedly committed extortion and also to relieve the traffic issues in the city.
One Toda, transport groups FEJODAP, port operators from Asian Terminal Incorporated and International Container Terminal Services, Confederation of Truckers Association of the Philippines, and the Parents Teacher’s Association is the member composing the traffic body.
Estrada also said that female is also qualified to apply as new traffic enforcer. The Manila mayor wanted to immediately hire new traffic enforcers to avoid the heavy traffic in the country that causes a lot of inconvenience to the people in the city.
Traffic is also one of the biggest problems of the Philippines aside from the problem of illegal drugs. Previously, President Rodrigo Duterte asked the lawmakers to grant his emergency power request in addressing the heavy traffic problems in the country, especially in Metro Manila.
Several lawmakers are now making an effort to resolve this issue and traffic enforcers are supposed to help the government to relieve the traffic issues in the country but due to what they did, the traffic problem in the country is getting worst.
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