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Rampant extortion at Manila intersection


Rampant extortion at Manila intersection

Whoever is in charge of traffic at Recto corner J. Abad Santos

Avenue and Juan Luna Street near Plaza Lorenzo Ruiz needs to be relieved because of the rampant “kotong” (extortion) going on. Traffic grinds to a halt because instead of easing the gridlock, the enforcers are busy pocketing money from drivers of jeepney plying the route. Paging Mayor Alfredo Lim.—David, 36, Manila

New uniforms, same old habits

Please look into the practice of buses who pick up or drop off passengers from across Farmers Market on the southbound lane of EDSA in Cubao,

Quezon City. MMDA enforcers allow the buses to remain in the area for long periods of time, causing heavy traffic. The MMDA may have changed the uniform of its traffic constables but they remain useless when it comes to manning traffic.—Rudy de Guzman, Better Living, Parañaque City

Early birds wait for unwitting prey

Four MMDA enforcers pounce on hapless motorists at 6:50 a.m. outside Blue Ridge B gate, Quezon City.—Edwin, Quezon City

Road block in Tondo

A junk shop on Road 10 in Tondo, Manila, puts their garbage on the road. The shop’s trucks are also parked on the street, leading to heavy traffic in the area.—Dan, Navotas City

Trash cans missing

The steel drums used as garbage cans on Friendship Route at Verdant Subdivision have disappeared. We don’t want a dirty city, Mayor Aguilar. Please bring the trash cans back.—Gino, Las Piñas

Sleepless in QC

The workers of a car establishment beside a gasoline station on Mindanao Avenue have videoke sessions every night. The music played at a very loud volume early in the morning disturbs residents in the neighboring areas. –Olivey, Project 6, Quezon City


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  • WAJ

    Naghahanap buhay na naman ang mga pulis kasi mron silang mga kabit na waitresses sa mga beer houses.

    • http://profile.yahoo.com/UNLEVH357WNKISRMO2UMMS2HNU John paul

      mga.d lahat.eh linahat mo.bawal pulis sa beer house ah.bka ikaw.

      • rouelcalzita

        Lahat ganyan mga pulis…100%…mayron nga ako dyan kilala eh..nong dpa pulis ay d nga nakaton2 ng beerhouse eh…nong naging pulis saka natuto. Basta tungkol sa babae magaling ang pulis dyan…Lalo pag opisyal na…daming nag re2galo sa kanila ng babae…alam mo pag humingi ng proteksyon ang tao sa pulis ang kapalit ay babae…

  • kismaytami

    @David, because of Abnoy’s ‘daang matuwid’, ye should not call it ‘rampant extortion’, the ‘straight path’ term for such activity should be ‘toll gate’. Got it?

  • Tonnie Libiran

    MMDA management & PASIG MAYOR EUSEBIO’s OFFICE – Please look into the stinking area of EDSA Crossing both South and North Directions. Look into people peeing on these locations, MMDA Enforcers are not doing anything to it or maybe they are also peeing on these places, if nothing will be done on these locations, PASIG EDSA Crossing will be the most STINKING place in Metro Manila. You do not need to look into it, OBSERVE Pedestrians Covering their NOSE with their bare hands and Hanky to locate the place. DO SOMETHING ABOUT IT…PASIG had the most Big Malls in the Metro and there are foreign visitors who pass in this area…..

  • Francis81

    Eto ang tuwid na daan ni Pweenoy! Mula sa Bgy. Tanod hanggang sa cabinet secretaries nangongotong!

  • patricia gonzales

    Sana mawala na ang kotong. Hay, need major transformation sa mga traffic enforcers.

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_PPGDYADXHL47YRHS7GZFSIQQJE marbing

    All changes for good is a process and would not be finished overnight specially when dealing People who are mediocre or are benefiting from current crocked ways. Resistance would be there, but the good thing is that we have a President along with many other Filipinoes who are serious to make this country great again, is taking the lead constructing the DAANG MATUWID… God bless Philippines

  • abbaj

    PHILIPPINE NATIONAL POLICE MUST CHECK POLICEMAN SURNAMED DE GUIA. THIS COP IS TALAMAK SA KOTONG SA MAY DIMASALANG, SAMPALOC AREA INTERSECTIONS..

  • basilionisisa

    suggestion: kunan nyo ng pictures, marami, yung malinaw ang face!

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/6YREHCRY3XF3R7F3SEX4MICIVI pinas

    mabuti na rin yong may nag complain para matugunan at magkaroon ng disciplina naman



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