MIAA suspends 2 airport cops who passed through Edsa bus lane

MIAA suspends 2 airport cops for passing through Edsa bus lane

/ 11:48 AM January 22, 2024

An altercation broke out between a Metropolitan Manila Development Authority (MMDA) traffic enforcer and a member of the airport police on Sunday, due to the former's use of the Edsa bus lane.

Screenshot of a video posted by the Department of Transportation’s (DOTr) Special Action and Intelligence Committee for Transportation.

MANILA, Philippines — The Manila International Airport Authority (MIAA) has suspended two airport police officers involved in an altercation with a traffic enforcer for using the Edsa bus lane on Sunday.

MIAA General Manager Eric Ines ordered the immediate suspension of the two airport police officers, identified in a MIAA statement on Monday as APO2 Raymond Anuran and APO1 Michael Lilis.


READ: Altercation ensues as MMDA catches airport police using bus lane

Anuran and Lilis were inside the marked vehicle when they were flagged by a Metropolitan Manila Development Authority (MMDA) enforcer.


The two officers were on an official mission, but passing through the bus lane was still a violation, Ines was quoted as saying in the same statement.

“Violation pa rin iyong going through the Bus Carousel,” he stressed.

(Going through the Bus Carousel is still a violation.)

“We cannot just tolerate this kind of abuse. It is embarrassing, and this must stop,” the MIAA General Manager added.

READ: Edsa bus lane violations drop as MMDA credits increased fines

Ines further mentioned that he has instructed Assistant General Manager for Security and Emergency Services retired BGen. Manny Gonzales to handle the investigation on the matter.


A video circulated online on January 21 showed an airport police officer trying to snatch the cell phone of the MMDA enforcer after being cited for a violation.

According to the Department of Transportation’s Special Action and Intelligence Committee for Transportation, the officer refused to give his driver’s license despite being caught using the northbound Edsa bus lane, which resulted in the commotion.

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