MTPB Enforcer Got Suspended For Receiving Cash From Traffic Violator & Let Him Escape

The MTPB enforcer in the viral hit-and-run incident got suspended for failing to impose the protocols during apprehension.

A few days ago, the video footage of a desperate SUV driver who tried to escape after being apprehended by a traffic enforcer immediately spread like a wildfire online. The video elicits comments from social media users.

The enforcer apprehended the SUV driver for allegedly beating the red light. The violator bumped the MTPB personnel’s motorcycle as he tried to escape. However, the traffic officers were able to block the suspect along Quirino and San Marcelino.

On Thursday (June 23, 2022), Manila Traffic and Parking Bureau (MTPB) chief of operations Wilson Chan said that the traffic enforcer identified as alias “Felix” did not issue a violation ticket against the SUV driver after receiving P4, 000 to compensate the damage on his motorcycle.

Chan reiterated that the road officer should issue a violation ticket to the reckless SUV driver and asked for its OR-CR. However, alias Felix let the driver escape after receiving the P4, 000 cash as compensation.

“There’s a violation na dapat niyang tiketan and then hanapan niya ng OR-CR kung ‘yung sasakyan ba ay kaniyang pag-aari. At ang nangyari raw po, nagkaroon ng settlement para doon sa damage ng kaniyang motor kasi nga bumagsak po siya,” Chan said.

MTPB Enforcer

The Manila traffic enforcer explained that he took pity on the elderly driver’s situation and offered cash to settle the issue. The enforcer also admits his mistakes and regrets his lapses regarding the incident.

“Nakiusap sa akin kung puwede babayaran na lang ‘yong danyos sa motor ko. Sa awa ko po, pinagbigyan ko ‘yong gusto niyang mangyari. Pero malaking pagkakamali ko doon, pumayag ako at hindi ko tiniketan ‘yong driver,” alias Felix said.

The enforcer also reiterated that he has no records of “Extortion” or involvement in any illegal activities since his job started in 2013.

Chan also advised the motorists who will be apprehended due to a traffic violation to ask the enforcers about their offense and peacefully receive the violation ticket. Motorists can also visit the MTPB office for any complaints.

MTPB together with the Highway Patrol Group will continue to investigate the incident.

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