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Rappler's latest stories on traffic violations


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 summoned Baguio enforcers 'arrogant, unprofessional' – Magalong

Nov 15, 2019 - 7:08 PM

The mayor of Baguio City sends a letter to Supreme Court Chief Justice Diosdado Peralta about the 'bully' judge Nelson V. Largo

MMDA: Over 1K drivers with at least 100 violations still driving

Oct 30, 2019 - 5:38 PM

MMDA General Manager Jojo Garcia says of drivers who complain about the fines and ask for leniency: 'Walang karapatang magreklamo ang mga pasaway'

SHAPE UP. MMDA General Manager Jojo Garcia warns drivers with more than 100 violations to shape up, or else they will not be able to drive in the next year. Photo by Darren Langit/RapplerPhoto by Darren Langit/Rappler

FAST FACTS: Most commonly violated traffic laws in Metro Manila

Sep 19, 2017 - 4:29 PM

Assuming one violation per vehicle, almost half of all the registered vehicles in the National Capital Region figured in a traffic violation in 2016

On traffic violations, Malacañang wants 'no special treatment' for congressmen

Sep 19, 2017 - 12:52 PM

Presidential Spokesman Ernesto Abella hopes lawmakers can 'bring themselves to the President's standards'

Presidential Spokesperson Ernesto Abella announces during a press briefing in Malacañang on February 14, 2017 that the Philippines was placed by the InterNations  as the 17th among the best nations in the world to raise children. The inclusion was based on the country's quality of education, welfare of family, and a child-friendly environment. KING RODRIGUEZ/ Presidential Photo

Immunity from traffic violations sends 'wrong message' – House opposition

Sep 19, 2017 - 11:42 AM

Albay 1st District Representative Edcel Lagman also points out that the immunity doesn't extend to the drivers of legislators

TRAFFIC WOES. Heavy traffic builds up along Commonwealth Avenue in early August as the MRT-7 construction begins. File photo by Jasmin Dulay/Rappler

Fariñas to enforcers: Don't apprehend lawmakers for minor traffic violations

Sep 18, 2017 - 7:16 PM

The House Majority Leader says congressmen should be allowed to proceed to Batasan to work, and Speaker Alvarez will turn them over to traffic authorities after the session

TRAFFIC VIOLATIONS. House Majority Leader Rodolfo Fariñas cities parliamentary immunity from minor traffic violation apprehension in a House transport committee hearing on Monday, September 18. File photo

CA upholds LTO order increasing fines for traffic violations

Aug 04, 2016 - 4:35 PM

The Court of Appeals says the LTO order imposing higher penalties for traffic violations was a valid exercise of the state s police power

Dela Rosa to highway cops: Don't be intimidated

Jul 04, 2016 - 10:38 PM

The new chief of the Highway Patrol Group meanwhile also urges the public to take videos if they re apprehended as a safeguard against erring cops

EDSA COPS. Some 250 personnel from the PSG now man EDSA, Metro Manila's main thoroughfare. Photo courtesy of the PNP PIO

No one above the law: Duterte son caught overspeeding

Jun 17, 2016 - 5:54 PM

President elect s oldest son Paolo Duterte is caught going over the speed limit set in Davao City where he is vice mayor

May Huli Ba? MMDA's website lets motorists check traffic violations

May 05, 2016 - 5:50 PM

The MMDA launches a website to allow motorists to check if they have committed a traffic violation under the agency s no contact apprehension policy

MAY HULI BA? The MMDA launches a website allowing motorists to check if they have committed a traffic violation. Photo from

MMDA set to enforce no-contact apprehension policy on April 15

Apr 13, 2016 - 10:06 AM

Starting Friday April 15 motorists caught violating traffic rules via CCTV footage will be issued notices

APPREHENDED. Starting April 15, the MMDA will re-implement its no-contact apprehension policy to catch erring motorists. Photo by Joel Leporada/Rappler

MMDA to re-implement no-contact apprehension policy

Feb 16, 2016 - 2:33 PM

Under the policy the MMDA will use CCTV cameras to catch and fine traffic violators

epa02891049 Filipino traffic enforcer Joseph Bumanglag aims a speedgun on speeding motorists at a hi-way in Pasay city, south of Manila, Philippines on 01 September 2011. The Metropolitan Manila Development Authority (MMDA) imposes a maximum speed limit for all types of vehicles to eradicate the high incidence of reckless and unlawful drag racing along major roads. EPA/FRANCIS R. MALASIG

Netizen cries foul over violations by Manila traffic enforcers

Dec 23, 2015 - 9:00 AM

Reshell Mantilla Roja says traffic enforcers yelled at him in front of his children and asked him to pay an impounding fee without issuing a receipt

TRAFFIC ENFORCERS. Marvin Reyes (left) and Jose Navarro (right) are the two traffic enforcers who violated protocol while apprehending Reshell Mantilla Roja. Photos from Reshell Mantilla Roja

#PugadBaboy: Violation punchline 2

Oct 06, 2015 - 5:00 AM

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Oct 06, 2015 - 5:00 AM

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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

What to do when a dubious traffic enforcer flags you down?

Jun 22, 2015 - 6:07 PM

UPDATED A viral Facebook post reports how a man claiming he s a traffic enforcer – but not in uniform – rudely apprehended an alleged violator

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

PNP general on coding-violator 'aide': It wasn’t me

Oct 01, 2014 - 12:40 PM

The PNP also reminds its officials to ‘exercise due diligence and discretion when giving away business cards’

A student's 'swerving' dilemma

Aug 30, 2014 - 7:06 PM

What happens when a college student feels wronged by a traffic cop and seeks guidance from a government agency?

Truck driver arrested after Moscow crash kills 18

Jul 14, 2013 - 6:54 PM

The driver who has not been officially named is an Armenian citizen who had been repeatedly warned this year for traffic violations

CRASH SCENE. Men clear the crash scene on July 13 near the village of Oznobikhino. AFP photo