MMDA dismisses 3, suspends 23 constables

Metropolitan Manila Development Authority dismisses three personnel and suspended 23 others under the agency’s Traffic Discipline Office for various irregularities. Three traffic constables were dismissed from the service for extortion, grave misconduct, and gross neglect of duty.

“Let this serve as a serious warning to all our erring personnel. We will continue to eliminate the rotten eggs from our agency,” MMDA Chairman Francis Tolentino said. “This is part of our regular efforts to cleanse our ranks. We will never tolerate any wrongdoing from our employees.”

Suspended constable, ranging from 15 to 90 days, incurred a number of infractions such as extortion activities, questionable issuance of traffic violation receipts, misconduct, grave abuse of authority, insubordination, violation of office rules, and failure to attend monthly formation. 50 were reprimanded.

“I am encouraging the public to continue their vigilance and report to us any illegal activities involving our employees, and at the same time appreciate and commend honest and hardworking employees, which comprise the majority” Tolentino urged.