MMDA warns personnel vs. using unregistered, plate-less vehicles

MMDA traffic officer

The leadership of the Metropolitan Manila Development Authority (MMDA) warned its traffic officers regarding the use of unregistered personal vehicles and those which do not have license plates.

KEY TAKEAWAYS

  • What made MMDA Chair MMDA Chair Atty. Romando Artes issue the latest memorandum?

    The MMDA chair issued the memorandum after a social media post went viral showing an MMDA officer using a motorcycle with no license plate.
  • Who was the MMDA officer in the viral social media post?

    The MMDA officer was identified as Wilfredo Ordoña.
  • MMDA Chair Atty. Romando Artes issued a memorandum addressed to all its personnel after a post over social media went viral involving an MMDA officer riding a motorcycle without a license plate along the northbound lane of EDSA-Boni last May 30 .

    The person in the viral social media post was identified as Wilfredo Ordoña. To make matters worse, the vehicle that Ordoña was seen using turned out to be unregistered as well.

    MMDA traffic officer

    Based on the issued memorandum, MMDA personnel are reminded of their duties to the public, especially traffic enforcers tasked to apprehend motorists committing traffic violations.

    Meanwhile, Artes ordered MMDA Traffic Discipline Office (TDO) Director of Enforcement Atty. Victor Maria Nuñez to penalize Ordoña through traffic citation tickets for his violations.

    "The MMDA is mandated to strictly implement traffic rules and regulations. Hence, we should lead by example," Artes said.

    Romando Artes

    Further, Artes reminded all employees to refrain from engaging in any unlawful activity.

    "Violators will not only be issued the corresponding citation ticket but could also face administrative sanctions such as suspension and outright dismissal for contract of service personnel," the MMDA official noted.

    "If proven guilty, we will file the necessary administrative charges, whether permanent, casual, or on job order status, subject to applicable rules and regulations."

    Photos from Metropolitan Manila Development Authority

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