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Mandaue City traffic enforcers get body cameras

Jul 08, 2020 - 7:42 PM

This is meant to achieve 'higher rates of citizen compliance during encounters and fewer complaints lodged against law enforcement,' says the city government

BODY CAMERAS: The Mandaue City government purchases dust, water, and shock-proof body-worn cameras to be used by its traffic enforcers during operations. Photo from Mandaue City PIO official Facebook page

Cabanatuan judge cancels subpoena, hearing of Baguio traffic enforcers

Nov 20, 2019 - 6:50 PM

Citing 'the end of justice having sufficiently set,' Judge Nelson Largo revokes subpoena he ordered

Cabanatuan judge who got illegal parking ticket in Baguio summons enforcers

Nov 13, 2019 - 9:48 PM

Baguio police chief Allen Rae Co says judges and fiscals of the city often get cited for traffic violations too, so Cabanatuan City Judge Nelson Largo should not expect special treatment

Marikina mayor fires traffic aide accused of raping a trainee

Jul 11, 2019 - 12:02 AM

A medico-legal examination conducted by the Eastern Police District Crime Laboratory shows indications the 23-year-old victim was sexually abused

MMDA to ask Duterte hazard pay for traffic enforcers

Jun 15, 2019 - 2:23 PM

MMDA Chairman Danilo Lim tells traffic enforcers that he will write to President Rodrigo Duterte about the matter

HAZARD PAY NEEDED. A recent study showed that MMDA traffic enforcer's blood contains lead due to their nature of work. File photo by Jire Carreon/Rappler

Lead found in MMDA traffic enforcers’ blood – study

Jun 11, 2019 - 7:00 AM

The study will justify granting traffic enforcers hazard pay, says a research team led by Emmanuel Baja of the National Institutes for Health-University of the Philippines Manila

HEALTH HAZARD. A study finds that traffic enforcers are prone to heart and lung problems due to exposure to air pollution.

Makati mayor wants abusive Turk deported

Nov 23, 2018 - 8:34 PM

Yuksel Ibrahim faces numerous charges after he assaulted a traffic enforcer in a busy Makati street

Photo courtesy of Makati police

Fake traffic enforcer? Volunteers need go signal from I-ACT

Jul 03, 2018 - 4:45 PM

All interested volunteer groups can partner with the Inter-Agency Council on Traffic, but must sign a memorandum of agreement and undergo deputization trainings

FAKE? Inter-Agency Council for Traffic says they only authorize volunteer traffic enforcers who partnered with them. Screengrab from DOTr

#TheWrap: Videos to watch this week, April 30-May 6, 2018

May 06, 2018 - 11:39 AM

Here are the must-watch videos this week!

President Rodrigo Roa Duterte signs the Executive Order which prohibits illegal contractualization while delivering his speech during the 116th Labor Day Celebration at the IEC Convention Center in Cebu City on May 1, 2018. RICHARD MADELO/PRESIDENTIAL PHOTO

[Right of Way] The Sucat and Bicutan Problem, Part 2: What about Bicutan?

May 04, 2018 - 4:56 PM

Apparently, it's not just the Sucat interchange that's getting much flak in the South

[Right of Way] The Sucat and Bicutan Problem, Part 1: PH's most complex intersection?

Apr 20, 2018 - 5:16 PM

Sucat, the bane of the motorists and commuters of the South. How to deal with this chokepoint?

[Right Of Way] Special Episode: Interview with Michael Brown, security and enforcement advocate

Apr 12, 2018 - 10:03 PM

Two road safety advocates have a conversation on enforcement, as well as proposed solutions for Metro Manila's traffic woes.

[Right of Way] Stop human traffic cones

Apr 09, 2018 - 3:00 PM

With traffic enforcers deployed right by traffic lights and intersections, they put their lives on the line

Manila to deploy mommy traffic enforcers near public schools

Jan 30, 2017 - 7:05 PM

The mothers will be assigned near their children s schools says the city government to direct traffic and assist students in crossing the street

MOMMY TRAFFIC ENFORCERS. Manila Mayor Joseph Estrada speaks to the newly sworn-in Mommy Traffic Enforcers tasked with traffic enforcement near schools. Photo from Manila City Government website.

CDO traffic enforcers hold protest after colleague's death

Jan 04, 2017 - 4:55 PM

Cris Cabingas head of the roads and traffic enforcement team at the Cogon public market in Cagayan de Oro was killed while on duty on December 30

COGON MARKET. A traffic enforcer directs traffic flow along JR Borja street beside Cogon Public Market, one of Cagayan de Oro's traffic-congested junctions. Photo by Bobby Lagsa/Rappler

Traffic official killed in Cagayan de Oro

Dec 31, 2016 - 9:23 AM

3rd UPDATE The still unidentified assailant attacks Cris Cabingas as he directed traffic operations along the city s biggest public market

COGON MARKET. A traffic enforcer directs traffic flow along JR Borja street beside Cogon Public Market, one of Cagayan de Oro's traffic-congested junctions. Photo by Bobby Lagsa/Rappler

Estrada fires all Manila traffic enforcers for extortion

Nov 28, 2016 - 1:50 PM

Manila Mayor Joseph Estrada says many employees of the Manila Traffic and Parking Bureau are allegedly involved in extortion and other illegal activities

Traffic woes? Blame poor training of MMDA personnel – COA

Aug 22, 2016 - 8:45 PM

Of the MMDA s thousands of traffic enforcement personnel only 574 attended training seminars – and only 14 of them passed the training

MMDA. Photo by Ben Nabong/Rappler

COA calls out San Fernando on overaged traffic enforcers

Aug 11, 2016 - 4:32 PM

These traffic enforcers are beyond the compulsory retirement age but the capital city of Pampanga makes them work along the streets 12 hours a day and 7 days in a week with no day off

Stories of kindness, perseverance inspire Filipinos

Feb 06, 2016 - 5:26 PM

Mood Meter: Inspired

KIND ACTS. Kind acts continue to inspire Filipinos on social media. Images courtesy of Marvs Rojas, Biliran Island Facebook page, and Lenard Bernardo

VIRAL: Traffic enforcer stands ground vs name-dropping driver

Feb 03, 2016 - 1:34 PM

The video shows a traffic enforcer ignoring the driver s plea not to get a ticket even after the latter claimed to know Senator JV Ejercito

TRAFFIC VIOLATION. The photo shows the motorist supposedly violating traffic rules, who also offered a bribe. Screengrab taken from video posted by Lenard Bernardo

How do you identify an authorized traffic officer?

Jun 27, 2015 - 11:25 PM

Here are 5 ways

Graphics by Alejandro Edoria

Traffic aide in viral Facebook post: I made a citizen’s arrest

Jun 23, 2015 - 9:01 PM

Nathaniel Melegrito Tolentino complains on Facebook that the traffic enforcer who was only wearing a jacket shorts and slippers rudely apprehended him for beating a red light

WEARING ONLY THIS. A traffic enforcer who was only wearing a jacket, shorts, and slippers apprehends an alleged violator on  June 20, along Aurora Boulevard in Manila. Photo by Nathaniel Melegrito Tolentino

VIDEO: Traffic aide reacts to viral Facebook post: I'm not dubious

Jun 23, 2015 - 6:00 PM

The alleged traffic violator Nathaniel Melegrito Tolentino complains in a viral Facebook post that that traffic enforcer was not in uniform when he flagged him down

WHO IS THIS TRAFFIC OFFICER? This man, who claims he’s a traffic enforcer, apprehends an alleged violator on Saturday morning, June 20, along Aurora Boulevard in Manila. Photo by Nathaniel Melegrito Tolentino

Maserati driver: I'll file charges vs MMDA man

Nov 28, 2014 - 9:13 PM

Businessman Joseph Russel Ingco has a different account of his run in with traffic enforcer Jorbe Adriatico saying it was Adriatico who first hit him in the face

#PugadBaboy: TRAPfic Police

Nov 04, 2014 - 5:00 AM

#PugadBaboy: Dash Cam punchline 3

May 21, 2014 - 5:00 AM

#PugadBaboy: Dash Cam punchline 2

May 21, 2014 - 5:00 AM

#PugadBaboy: Dash Cam

May 21, 2014 - 5:00 AM

#PugadBaboy: Inventing Violations

May 20, 2014 - 5:00 AM

For good deed gone viral, traffic aide gets award

Mar 24, 2014 - 5:28 PM

Reynaldo Romano was photographed giving a little child food and water The photo instantly went viral

Hired assassins strike again in GenSan

Jan 07, 2012 - 12:39 PM

Traffic enforcer is the next victim