Traffic aide arrested for extort try on cop

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This traffic aide could not simply walk away from an extortion charge usually thrown at some policemen on road duty.

Rodolfo Magadia, a traffic management officer in Pasay City, found himself in deep trouble after flagging down a gray Honda City car driven by a policeman in plainclothes on Monday night for a swerving infraction.

Magadia, 48, stopped SPO1 Javier Bibail when he turned right to Tramo Street from Andrews Avenue at around 9 p.m. Bibail, who was working undercover with the special operation unit of the Pasay police to entrap Magadia, said the traffic enforcer asked for his driver’s license and P500 in exchange for it.

But before Bibail could give the amount and alert other police officers near the area, Magadia’s traffic companion approached the vehicle and immediately recognized the lawman.

“Pulis natin ’yan (He’s one of our policemen),” Bibail quoted Magadia’s colleague, who was not identified, as telling him.

Thereupon, Magadia handed back Bibail’s license and was quoted as saying, “Sir, pulis pala kayo. Sige po, di bale na lang. Ito na po ang lisensya niyo (Sir, I didn’t know you are a policeman. Just forget about the incident. Here’s your license).”

At that instant, members of the special operation unit came and arrested Magadia. A complaint of robbery (extortion) will be filed against him in the city prosecutor’s office.

The entrapment came after the police received complaints from motorists that traffic enforcers were extorting money in exchange for traffic citation tickets along Airport Road, Andrews Avenue and Tramo Street.

Magadia, according to Pasay traffic administrator Elena Chua, has been volunteering for the traffic unit for more than five years and receives a monthly allowance for his services.

Traffic aides who are apprehended for extortion are automatically relieved from their posts, Chua said.

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  • Hey_Dudes

    This is always the case when you have far too many girlfriends, mistresses and wives to support.  You extort money even from the cops!  People just seem to be too uninterested learning from mistakes.

  • ryan andres

    Ummm!!! Sapul ka! Nakahanap ka rin ng katapat mo!

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/34FFNWYS54TKQQDOYUPZXJRHNI Rene

    mabuti pa ang Pulis nakaka alpas sa traffic citation..kawawa ang Civilian kung mahuli eh Kotong agad..pero mas kawawa ang Traffic Enforcer dahil Hindi niya Alam ang tungkulin niya..basta na lang makalamang sa kapwa ay OKEY na sa konsensya niya..at mas kawawa ang pamilya niya (lalo na kung may mga anak siya).dahil ang pinapakain niya at binubuhay  sa mga ito (pamilya niya) , ay galing sa masama at panlalamang…tsk, tsk, tsk..

    • jeffrey_01

      you have to do bad or good to feed a family.  how can a volunteer traffic with allowance only can support a family?

      • http://www.dafk.net/what/ Kilabot ng mga Balahibo

        you can’t.

        that’s why you look for another job.

        but what you don’t do is volunteer into something supposedly for the greater good, then thrash and wallow it in the mud, right?

      • jeffrey_01

        if they can do it in the top why not him?

      • http://www.dafk.net/what/ Kilabot ng mga Balahibo

        ah, just because they can, he should.

        when they get caught, they will have their punishment.

        if he gets caught (and he did), he will have his punishment.

        both have no relation or reason against one another.

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_TNASVGXZ23VCJWV7KO7WPDIKKI George

    what? no death sentence/hanging?

  • jeffrey_01

    what comes around goes around.

  • kalikasanipagtanggol

    Inalis lang ang kumpetensiya!

    • batangpaslit

      hehehe….sagabal sa collection activity ng pulis ha

  • jeffrey_01

    we loudly applaud the arrest of a small kotong aide, when are going to applaud at the biggest of them all.  Can’t even corner Soriano with evidence from FBI. Time to grow up Filipinos.

    The traffic aide is simply a victim of a much bigger ‘kotong’ in the country.  The family go hungry once he’s jailed.

    Meanwhile our senators and congressmen are enjoying their ‘kotong’ legally.

    Magadia should run for senator or congressman nothing much difference in job descriptions.

  • batangpaslit

    It is slavery to let someone work without proper compensation.

    If the report is true that Enforcers when caught of illegal collection from motorists are relieved rather than being fired, it means, the disciplinary action as framed and carried out, is ungas

  • kismaytami

    This is a perfect ‘sila-sila’ scenario. Sila-sila ang kumikita ng limpak-limpak. Sila-sila ang mga kurakot. Sila-sila ang nagkokotongan. Can’t wait for news that a cop/traffic aide tried to make kotong on tongressman/senatong/polpolitician.

  • dequis

    traffic aide ka lang bata, kami lang ang may karapatang mangutong.

    • jeffrey_01

      mas malakas yata kumita ang traffic aide keysa mga alat.

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/WXGOFVZR56DN5BBPIDILD7C7ZU dor

    Nabiktima na ako jan! Name is Mr Delfin, noong saturday, ako willing na ako mg-paticket pero hindi pa binibgay mern pa paikot ikot sa harap ng sasakyan at tinitingnan ang plate number, andami pinapakita na pekeng lisensya para masabi na madami na sila nahuli , hahahaha…saturday nga eh, coding ba un? ang gusto lng pla P80 pesos na kotong. bwisit!!!

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/WXGOFVZR56DN5BBPIDILD7C7ZU dor

    funny is ung sa passenger side daw hindi nka seat belt, sabi ko Sir hndi sya mkpg seatbelt kc ansakit ng tiyan nyan, kaya ang upo nya nkataas ang paa, pinakiusapan ko kc mern sakit, ayaw talga… ung pla ang hinihintay ay kotong..bwisit na mga enforcer, iba na name nila ngaun ..hnid na traffic enforcer but kotong force….hayz pinas

  • ever green

    violation ba talaga ang swerving????

    • http://profile.yahoo.com/NKMLL6HD6WUINN5XQWNKKQDFEA Edwin Edwin

      Hindi po violation ang swerving as per MMDA. Ginagawa lang itong rason ng mga gustong mangotong at pag hindi mo alam ay ito ang isasampa sa yong kaso…

  • Komen To

    I wish all these kotongers will be relieved. Their superiors should know who they are, but why are still manning the traffic? Money speaks

  • tra6Gpeche

    Hindi na talaga maaalis ang lagayan sa kalye. Lalo pang lumala. Ganito na nuong 1961 ng nag-aaral pa ako sa Lyceum. Bakit sa ibang bansa, walang kotong cop? Siguro ay namamana natin ito sa ating mga matatanda. Bakit sa atin sa Pilipinas, ang masama ay madaling tularan subalit ang mabuting-asal ay walang kahulugan?

    • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_NPV7TOHIJPG3UMTLQDTHLQJR7Y Jack

      sa ibang bansa, malaki ang suweldo ng pulis at maraming benepisyo na nakakluwag sa buhay niya at ang kanyang pamilya kaya mga pulis ay ingat na ingat na huwag makagawa ng labag sa batas

      • tra6Gpeche

        May katotohanan ang sinabi mo kabayan. Gayon pa man, ang tanong ko ay bakit nagnanakaw ang mga nahalhal na pulitikong Senador at Representante sa kabang-yaman ng Pilipinas kahit malalaki na ang kanilang sueldo at iba pang benepisyo? Hindi kaya dahil sa marami sa ating mga Pilipino ang ipinanganak na talagang walang hiya at minamana ang masamang gawain sa mga nakakatanda?

      • generalproblem

        actuall kakarampot ang sahod ng mga yan tumitiba lang yan sa pork barrel. subukan mo na alisin ang pork barrel malamang walang tumakbo na senador o congress kasi wala silang kikitain.

      • tra6Gpeche

        Kabayan, alam kong ganito ang magiging sagot ng iba, na tulad din ng sagot mo. Sa palagay ko ay ang talagang dahilan ng pagnanakaw o pandarambong sa kabang-yaman ng Pilipinas ay sa dahilang walang kasiyahan at walang pagsidlang pagkagahaman ng mga naglilingkod sa bayang Pilipinas ng kanilang pagiging pagkagahaman. Kahit na malaki ang sueldo nila at benepisyo, magnanakaw pa rin sila dahil nga sa unang-una ay mapagsamantala ang maraming Pilipino sa Pilipinas. Ugali na iyan ng nakakaraming Pilipino sa Pilipinas. Isa pa ay hindi talaga maaawat ang katakawan at pagkagahaman sa rangya at sangkatutak na pera ang mga Pulitikong Pilipino na naluluklok sa kapangyarihan. Bigyan mo man sila ng sampung milyong piso kada buwan, tiyak na magnanakaw pa rin, kabayan! Nasa dugo na iyan ng maraming Pilipino sa Pilipinas at lalo na ang mga Pulitikong nasa kapangyarihan! Siyanga pala, kahit na alisin mo ang pork barrel, dahil sa matalino sa kasamaan ang mga iyan, hahanap sila ng paraan upang yumaman at gagamitin nila ang pagiging Senador at Kongresista nila upang magkamal ng iligal na salapi. Itaga mo iyan sa bato, kabayan! Manhid at walang halaga sa maraming Pilipino lalo na sa mga Pulitiko ang tinatawag na karangalan at kabutihang-asal. Have a good day, kabayan!

  • rauloreto

    iyan ang problema, relieved lang sila sa post nila kaya balewala kung mahuli.  Dapat jan may katumbas na pagkakulong at walang piyensa. Law enforcemet authorities should have a heavier penalty than ordinary violators.  They are the pillars of law enforcement, hence they should be more disciplined.

    • http://profile.yahoo.com/NKMLL6HD6WUINN5XQWNKKQDFEA Edwin Edwin

      May complaint na ngang Robbery Extortion don sa volunteer traffic enforcer

  • generalproblem

    kaya pala sya kahit volunteer eh malaki pa din ang raket dahil 500 bawat lisensya. eh kung makasampu sya na 500 sa isang araw talo pa nya ang sahod ng executive sa makati hehehe. kaya pala ang dami pa din gusto mag traffic aid parang mga partylist na gusto masama sa congress dahil malaki pala ang raket. ok buti na lang nahuli na sana maging aral sa mga traffic aid

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_M6UL2UG4OGTMCLSYGB5MVJ7USE InSearchOfTruth

    sana naman wag lang tanggalin sa pwesto, sana parusahan ng mahabang pagkakakulong para magtanda.

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_3RMNEZCQQHXWOQRXJROQ2CORFU Homer Guo

    good work lespu. 

  • http://www.facebook.com/veiz.kreuz.7 Veiz Kreuz

    nice work

  • barada69

    Kinotongan ang mango-ngotong, he’s a competitor for Kotong business, so naturally he needs to be dealt with. Not because these policemen cares about the people who are being subjected to kotong by this traffic aide.

  • simonibarra27

    May unhealthy competition kasi! lugi ang lespu kaya tinrabaho nila yan. Pero kung may lagay sila dyan d nila gagalawin yan . Sa kabilang kanto lang sa Nichols Bridges  lang laging may 3 kotong aide na nag aabang ng mag uuturn sa tulay as in nag tatago sila sa ilalim ng SLEX  para maka dali

  • nakatutok

    dapat ikaso sa traffice enforcer e..”IMPERSONATING A POLICE OFFICER”….loko..

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