The City Traffic Management Office (CTMO) has warned its traffic enforcers it will strictly impose sanctions on traffic enforcers engaged in extortion of motorists.
Zosimo Valdez, administration officer of CTMO, said that their office will not think twice sacking their traffic enforcers if they are found out to be guilty of extortion.
“Talaga sa aming patakaran sa opisina, kung sino man ang mangongotong ay baka di namin siya ma-re-employ bilang traffic enforcer. Ipapasa ito sa piskalya para di namin siya maisama sa employment sheet,” he said.
Even as traffic enforcers are exposed to the temptation of extorting from motorists because of their low salaries, Valdez said they have repeatedly warned their personnel that they will face either suspension or termination of service.
“Huwag mangongotong. Pinapaliwanag namin, maliit nga ang sweldo natin, magtiis lang tayo, at huwag tayong manghingi o mangotong,” he said.
All traffic enforcers are paid P250.00 a day.
Valdez said they are currently investigating one case of extortion by a CTMO personnel.