2 MMDA Traffic Enforcers Extortion Caught on Video Face 90-Days Suspension, Investigation
The Metropolitan Manila Development Authority (MMDA) has put two (2) traffic enforcers under 90-days suspension after extortion went viral online.
After two traffic enforcers were captured in an extortion video that went viral on social media, MMDA Chairman Benhur Abalos ordered their preventive suspension. Raul Gulmatico and Corazon Castaeda, both traffic cops, were given a 90-day suspension.
In Baclaran, Parañaque City, the two traffic enforcers were labeled as extortionists by the concerned netizen who uploaded the video. Because the footage was shot from above, the faces of the enforcers were not clearly visible.
In the video, one enforcer took what seemed to be money from a motorcycle rider in exchange for what appeared to be a driver’s license. After the viral video, the two enforcers have three days to respond to the charges leveled against them.
Abalos advised the people to report MMDA personnel who they believe are engaging in criminal and illegal behavior. “We call on the public to be on the lookout for erring traffic enforcers on the streets. Help us in weeding out these people as a way to better serve the public,” Abalos said.
“We shall not tolerate this wrongdoing among our ranks. I will not let anyone tarnish the image of the Authority,” he added.
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