Commuter group wants ‘scalawags’ out of Manila traffic bureau
MANILA, Philippines — In order to effectively implement the plan of Manila Mayor-elect Francisco “Isko Moreno” Domagoso, the Manila Traffic and Parking Bureau (MTPB) should also be purged of “scalawags.”
This was the statement of commuter network The Passenger Forum (TPF) on Tuesday after Moreno said that he would go after those drivers who cut their trips.
“The MTPB will have to be cleansed of scalawags first before giving them another chance at extortion,” TPF Convenor Primo Morillo said in a statement.
“With a clean and professional MTPB, there are a lot of things that can be done including the strict implementation of loading and unloading zones, rationalization of street parking policies, and other rules that will make Manila traffic more bearable,” he added.
Nevertheless, Morillo noted that there are still a few honest personnel assigned at the MTPB.
He also welcomed the policy of Moreno once the latter assumed his position as Manila’s new chief executive by July.
Morillo said that it “takes a lot of political will and courage” for Moreno to issue such warning against drivers.
“What is important right now is that Manila has a mayor that looks at various ways to solve the traffic problem,” he said.
“The residents of Manila, most of them being commuters, will surely appreciate this once they feel how the plans workout by cutting their travel time and making their daily commute a lot easier,” Morillo added. (Editor: Jonathan P. Vicente)
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