Isko Moreno threatens to sack all MTPB personnel over extorting member
MANILA, Philippines — Manila Mayor Isko Moreno threatened on Monday to fire all personnel of the Manila Traffic And Parking Bureau (MTPB) after a closed circuit television camera (CCTV) footage showed one of them allegedly accepting bribe from a motorist
Moreno said that if the MTPB personnel will not identify and present their erring colleague within 24 hours, he would fire all of them.
“Bibigyan ko kayo ng isang araw ah? Kapag hindi niyo sa akin tinuro yung nasa video, lahat kayo tatanggalin ko. Tandaan niyo yan. One head.. Isang kupunan, kasalanan ng lahat,” he said.
“Kapag hindi kayo nagsumbong ng kapwa niyong nangongotong, damay-damay tayong lahat dahil ang pananahimik niyo ay pagpayag ninyo,” Moreno added.
Moreno made the warning after he was made aware of a CCTV footage uploaded on Facebook by Maribeth Pador.
The footage shows a couple with a child onboard a motorcycle without wearing helmets.
The footage shows the unidentified Manila Traffic and Parking Bureau (MTPB) officer stopping the three and allegedly accepting a bribe from one of the motorbike’s riders.
Moreno then appealed to the officers of the MTPB to identify and present to him the erring MTBP personnel.
“Kinakausap ko kayo, hangga’t hindi ko nakikita, isuko niyo nalang, kilala niyo yung nasa video,” Moreno said.
Moreno also expressed hope that the alleged extortion incident will not tarnish the image of the MTPB personnel given that the agency has just started to recover its name.
“Huwag kayong kokopya. Ang titikas niyo na eh, okay na eh. Ang hirap na nang trabaho natin, nag iinvest na tayo, papayagan niyong masunog tayo ng isang tao lang?” he added.
Moreno has consistently warned cops, barangay officials, and other agents of the local government of Manila against extortion and bribery.
He said that the public should know that Manila has now a government that leads. /muf
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