2 Manila Traffic Enforcers Accused on Bribery on Viral Video Relieved from Service
The Manila Traffic and Parking Bureau (MTPB) sacked two (2) traffic enforcers who were allegedly involved in bribery after being caught in the viral video.
The MTPB’s management has fired two traffic enforcers who became “viral” on social media due to the existing “one-strike policy.” In the city of Manila, the two were caught on tape harassing the motorist they were arresting.
Gio Allan Paul Javier and Arnold Cruz were recognized as the traffic cops. After being involved in irregularities in their duties as road traffic law enforcers, the two were ordered to “terminate of service” in a memorandum signed by MTPB Director Dennis Viaje.
“In the interest of the service, your service as Job Order in this office is hereby terminated for committing irregularities in the performance of your duty,” the memorandum said.
As a result, Viaje asked the MTPB Chief of Operation Wilson Chan Sr. to return the OVR (official violation receipt), ID, and uniform issued to the fired traffic enforcers. According to the investigation, the bribery event involving the fired enforcers occurred in Laon-Laan and along Dimasalang in Manila, which is covered by Sampaloc.
The aforementioned traffic enforcers were promptly terminated, according to Manila Mayor Isko Moreno Domagoso, according to the MTPB’s existing “one-strike policy.” The agency’s “One Strike Policy” tries to rid it of corruption.
“The two enforcers we caught cheating, based on the netizen’s report, have been removed by Director Dennis Viaje as if there is no precedent. As you all know our policy, the one-strike policy, nothing more nothing less, and no second chances, ”Domagoso said.
On the other side, Domagoso commended the netizen who revealed the bribery by the mentioned traffic cops. The Mayor of Manila also encourages residents to report such events so that quick action can be taken.
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