The Metropolitan Manila Development Authority (MMDA) has urged the public to stop the spread of misinformation amid claims of a new modus involving some of its traffic enforcers.
According to MMDA general manager Danny Lim, there are no reported cases that some of its traffic enforcers are apprehending motorists for their driver’s license restriction code.
“Sa ngayon, wala pang reported cases tungkol sa di umanong bagong modus ng ating mga (Presently, we don’t have reported cases of supposed apprehensions of our) MMDA enforcers,” Lim said.
“Nalaman natin na may nag-si-circulate na mensahe tungkol sa di umanong bagong modus ng ating mga (We’ve heard that people are spreading rumors about a reported modus of our) MMDA enforcers. Pinapahinto daw ng ating personnel ang mga motorista para i-check sa kanilang lisensya ang restriction code tungkol sa pagmamaneho ng (Our enforcers reportedly stop motorists to check their license restriction codes pertaining to) automatic at manual vehicles,” Lim added.
The announcement came on the heels of a viral post on Facebook, claiming that some traffic enforcers of MMDA are flagging down motorists to check their driver’s license restrictions.
“At the end of the conversation, the MMDA enforcer will then be asking you for P500 to settle the matter. So check your driver’s license now to see if you might be vulnerable to this novel MMDA money-making enterprise,” the post read.
Lim reminded the public that MMDA enforcers would only flag motorists for violating traffic rules.
“Sa kasalukuyan, hindi kasama sa jurisdiction ng MMDA ang manghuli ng mga lumalabag ng (At present, it is not part of the MMDA jurisdiction to apprehend those violating the) restriction code,” Lim clarified.
Should there be cases pertaining to the alleged modus, Lim urged the public to immediately call the MMDA hotline.
Lim vowed that the transportation agency will investigate the alleged modus.