‘Wangwang’ back in fashion



A black Mercedes Benz with plate number XKG 535 was traveling on the southbound lane of EDSA from across SM Megamall. It was followed by an Innova with plate number ZCX 762 with blinking hazard lights and escorted by a motorcycle rider with “wangwang” (siren). The motorcycle rider was in a dark-blue uniform. He made all the motorists stop so that the convoy could pass.—Anonymous

Illegal fare hike

Please look into a seemingly illegal increase in tricycle fares implemented by the tricycle drivers and operators association in our community.—Ginalyn Dignos, Bagumbong, Caloocan City

Sleepless in Quezon City

Motorcycles and tricycles with loud mufflers pass by our area here on Mayon and Dapitan streets in Quezon City.—Onil Azneita, Sta. Teresita, Quezon City

Broken drainage cover

I pass by Maria Clara going to Dimasalang every day. The cover of a drainage is already broken and has affected the road.—Nestor, Manila

Road turned into dump

I hope this will reach the concerned authorities. The throwing of garbage is rampant on C-5 extension. I wonder why they are not doing anything to stop this.—Venancio Sanchez, Moonwalk, Parañaque City

Motorists ignore signs

Vehicles are double-parked on A. Luna Street in Poblacion, Mandaluyong, although there are signs posted prohibiting parking on the street.—Anna, Mandaluyong City

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  • Arnell Santi Bamba

    so what happened to the so-called “NO SMOKING” policy of MMDA —  most jeepney drivers are now the common offenders and dont seem to care for their passenger’s lungs as long as they “comply” with their filthy vice.   

    • markx

      the upright court issued TRO on this.

  • Anonymous

    Somebody run these plates XKG 535, ZCX 762 and let the public know. Ang kapal ng mukha!

    • Ted Peñaflor

      Good suggestion. Ok let the people know who this ‘VIP’ is so PNoy would also know that there are people around him that violate his no ‘wang-wang’ policy. Can there be someone from the LTO to verify the plates? And the police ‘escort’ paging the PNP chief, dinadaig ka pa ng tao mo sir.

    • Anonymous

      We’ll never know if those plate number are real or as you know, fake…

    • Anonymous

      yeah..these are the plates i happened to take note while driving along E. Rodriguez and then they suddenly turned left on Araneta Ave.. I guess they are on their way to Malacanang…

  • Jose

    utak wang2 di pa rin maalis!

  • Anonymous

    Ang mga government officials at mga politicos ang mahilig lumabag sa mga patakaran ni Pnoy pagdating sa wangwang…bet me if somebody has already checked those plates with LTO, im very pretty sure, its either a politico or an abusive government personality is involved…  Damned!!!!!

  • markx

    passengers of those cars are magistrates belonging to the otso-otso!

  • Arnel

    I would like to request the govertnment, be it DOTC,HLURB,etc. regarding the sticker being implemented by Greenfield in Mamplasan, Binan, Laguna. I am fully aware that this small segment was built by Greenfield as a shortcut towards Sta.Rosa, Laguna which Ayala used as a come-on for Verdana Mamplasan in Binan, Laguna. They charged P750 per year for residents of Ayala owned or developed subdivisions in the area, employees at Laguna Technopark,etc. But what is appalling is that they keep on moving the validity of the sticker.Before it was valid up to July, then moved to April, then maybe it will be moved earlier again. So in effect they are charging for less than a year and also I am wondering why this is not being regulated considering that tollways undergo a strict processing of tool fees while they have the sole discretion of imposing fees. What might happen is that every developer who has access to SLEX might impose their own fees to the detriment of the riding public. It’s good if they provide well lighted roads but Greenfield does not. It is very dark and there is the danger of being fallen in the ricefields along the route. Perhaps the government can look how much it cost for Greenfield to construct the road and just repay them to spare the public from greedy developers!!

  • Anonymous

    …what a tolerating cop this escort to this seemingly abusive personality inside the benz and their accomplices in the innova, the president himself loathed this kind of irresponsibility, if they are government officials they must be punished as well as if they’re just common persons…this must be exposed for all the people to know who this mercedes benz and innova belong to…calling imbestigador…i know you are fussed as we are everytime we encounter this type of abusive act in the street…if the people will not hear of this, this will only show that this government is becoming naive to its standing order…

  • prangka

    Sila na ba uli ang boss natin?

  • Anonymous

    banning wang wang is unsconstitutional

    • Lawrence_ Patola

      Yes, and so is losing hair. :-)

  • Anonymous

    Yes their back again, along EDSA Boni yesterday night I saw a luxurious coach escorted by 3 big motorcycles with siren. As I can see the passengers inside the luxurious coach were foreigners. And just this morning along SLEX Magallanes, I saw an Innova police patrol with siren followed by 4 other private vehicles displaying hazard lights.

    Also, BJMP transporting suspects and criminals through SLEX’s Susana Heights exit are using a very loud siren. Its just stupid that they’re using siren on a loose and wide road. Criminals are also using “wang-wang.”

  • Anonymous

    December 9, 2011 around 6:45 PM, EDSA-Boni, a big black Toyota SUV without plate number was being escorted by 5 “wang-wang” big motorcycles marked with “PULIS” (no plate numbers too) who served as “hawi boys” on the very busy EDSA.

    What you say, ‘no plate, no travel policy’ was a fad of yesterday.

    • mal0c

      ignore the wang wang. ignore the hawi boys. wag kaung tumabi.

  • Anonymous

    LTO, Gising!!! Kasuhan ang XKG-535, ZCX-762. Sinusuwag nila ang utos ng Pangulo.  Naghahari harian na naman sa lansangan, ano yan, ningas kugon na naman? Gawin nyo trabaho nyo! Nakakasuka na, paulit ulit na lang!

  • Anonymous

    Mas mabuti pang hagisan ng bato ang lahat ng may wang wang na illegal! 

    • scconcern

      Okey yan pare. Sa dami ng tao sa daan di makikilala ang bumato. Golden Rule: Do illegal unto others and others will do illegal unto you.
      Mas magaling kung maraming babato….sigurado wala ng mag wang-wang.

  • Anonymous

    ewan ko kung ako lang nakakapansin pero ung mga ibang kotse na naka yellow ribbon n sticker sa kotse napaka ungas kung magdrive. Sarap isampal ung sticker sa pagmumukha eh…

  • mal0c

    tsamba lang yan. sa marcos hi way going to cogeo. araw araw yan. u won’t miss it. but wait there’s more. riders na walang helmet. kala mo minsan habal habal sa dme ng sakay. may bata pa! so if u go there now, may mga tricycle din along marcos hi way. how could it be called a hi way kung pde pala ang tricycle? swerving patok jeeps. smoke belching trucks. at ang mga repaired roads sa marcos, narira na sa tagal ng pagkukumpuni hi way n to. kelan b to matatapos?

  • vir_a

    Maraming nag report pero wala na mang ginawa ang mga authorities. Nothing happened. No feedback. Nothing has changed.

    • claipm

      Sabi ko nga sa yo si GMA at Corona lang ang kanilang focus ngayon.

  • pugadlawin

    If the govt is really serious, MMDA can stop those doing Wangwang.

    PNOY does have so much on his plate, but anti-WANGWANG is identified with him
    so hopefully he could get these loud VIPs to silent.

  • wewenex

    PNP, please have your troops scattered in Quiapo because snatchers have proliferated in the area. I noticed there is a Police Station pero walang silbi mga pulis dyan sa quiapo. ang lalaki pa ng mga tyan. Puro porma.

  • speedstream2

    Wang-wang is back? Slowly but surely, of course it is coming back.Old habits die hard, especially among the rich, the powerful and the well-connected who think they own this country and therefore feel entitled and deserving of special treatment. Besides, the time-honored ningas cogon is still very much alive.

    • claipm

      Nakalimutan na ni pinoy kasi ang concentration nya ngayon si GMA at Corona.

  • Mac_z

    dapast talag ipagbawal yang mga motorsiklo na sobrang ingay, di nila alam ang noise pollution, dapat sa mga yan tinitirador sa ulo o sa tainga!

  • Mac_z

    isa lang ang solusyon sa wang wang, bigyan karapatan ang mga tao na batuhin sa ulo ang mga gumagamit ng wangwang, pati na rin yung mga kotse na merong anti carnap sound, madaanan lang ng tao nag wawangwang na, sakit sa tainga! mga hayupak!

  • Lito60

    Yang Noynoy na yan, kunwari lang naman ang NO WANG WANG. He travels with an entourage of around 8 or more police security riders plus back-up cars. I’ve seen him stop traffic many times. So actually PAPOGI lang yung speech niya.

    In fairness, he’s allowed to use wangwang. Top 5 officials are allowed. Nakakainis lang ang ka plastikan niya.

    • g219h

      Baka nag pipick-up ng prosti iyan?

    • claipm

      Kaya maliwanagan naman sana yang mga followers ni Pinoy.

  • Jefrey Lumague

    “Wangwang” Fashion in the provinces

    The “wangwang” practice is not confined to the metropolis alone. It is very much evident in the provinces like the City of San Fernando (Pampanga), and continuously tolerated even by the provincial government. The most common violators are members of the PNP who seem not to have an iota as to what specific practices of good leadership must be emulated from the President. While it is normal for personnel belonging to the security and defense industry to render (armed escort) services to select officials, does anyone have the liberty of time and patience to constantly remind these people to be discreet, and at certain times be disciplined motorists, “lalo na pag wala namang dapat i-escort pero wangwang pa rin ng wangwang”. Paging PNP Chief Gen. Bartolome…..

    • claipm

      Kaya nga ningas kugon lang yan sa admin ni Pinoy. Mahilig sila sa kaption, kayo ang boss ko, daang matuwid etc.

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