Presidential aspirant and Senator Panfilo Lacson on Monday said continuation of the Build, Build, Build program of the current administration and the proper enforcement of laws would help in addressing the traffic problems in the country.
“‘Yung isang programa ng Pangulong [Rodrigo] Duterte, ng administration na dapat talagang ipagpatuloy at suportahan [ay] Build, Build, Build. Imprastraktura e tapos, of course, sa transport sector, tanungin ‘yung LTFRB bakit napakaraming kolorum… Infrastructure at s’yempre ‘yung enforcement,” he said over dzBB’s Ikaw Na Ba: The Presidential Interview segment.
(One of the programs of President Duterte and his administration that should be continued is the Build, Build, Build program. Infrastructure and of course, enforcement. Ask the LTFRB why there are still a lot of colorum or unregistered vehicles on our roads. Infrastructure and enforcement of the law matter in this problem.)
As an example of enforcement problems, Lacson cited the lack of knowledge of some traffic enforcers on the laws and ordinances that are being implemented on the road.
“Paano titino ang enforcement, ‘yung mga traffic enforcers, lalo ‘yung mga ine-employ ng mga local government units, subukan mo magpahuli, hindi alam [mag-issue ng ticket] hindi alam ang violation e. Kasi nandoon sa kanto nag-aabang, kikikilan ka lang e pag sabi mong tiketan mo ako, ayaw maniket hindi alam maniket pero mayroon silang citation ticket,” he said.
(How will the enforcement be reformed? There are traffic enforcers, especially those who are employed by the local government units, who don’t know how to issue a traffic violation ticket because they don’t know the law. They are just in the corner of the street, asking for money but they don’t know how to issue a ticket.)
In June 2019, Duterte had promised to cut the travel time from Cubao in Quezon City to Makati City to five minutes.
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