LTO appeals to motorists not to bribe enforcers

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The Land Transportation Office (LTO) is appealing to the public not to offer bribes to enforcers.

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  • What was the Land Transportation Office's appeal about?

    The agency is appealing to the public not to offer bribes to enforcers.
  • When was the appeal issued?

    The plea was issued after a colorum van driver in Sorsogon was arrested after trying to offer bribes to enforcers.
  • “Offering bribes to our law enforcers will not get you anywhere and will make things worse. Wala pong tiwali kung walang mag-uudyok na maging tiwali. Magtulungan po tayo (there is no corruption if there is no one to encourage it. Let us all work together),” LTO Assistant Secretary Jose Arturo Tugade was quoted as saying.

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    The plea was issued after a driver of a colorum van in Sorsogon was arrested for attempting to bribe LTO officers at a checkpoint. The van was reportedly trying to illegally ferry 17 passengers from Northern Samar to Cubao, Quezon City.

    “The entire LTO and I laud the actions of our noble traffic enforcers for refusing to accept the alleged bribery attempt, for standing firm in enforcing the law and not being tempted by acts of corruption. They are exceptional public servants that should be emulated by everyone,” the LTO chief said.

    Photos from Land Transportation Office-Philippines Facebook page

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