LOOK: MMDA Chair turns into a traffic enforcer


Posted at Aug 26 2015 12:39 PM | Updated as of Aug 26 2015 08:39 PM

As calls for his resignation mount amid hellish metro traffic, Metro Manila Development Authority (MMDA) Chair Francis Tolentino personally directed traffic Wednesday.

Tolentino's first stop was along Katipunan Avenue, in front of Ateneo de Manila University's Gate 3 in Quezon City.

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Tolentino directed traffic for an hour in Quezon City before proceeding to EDSA Megamall by 8 a.m. to also take control of the traffic. He claims this was not the first time he personally manned traffic.

This comes after a petition (https://www.change.org/p/mmda-chairman-francis-tolentino-resign-chairman-francis-tolentino?source_location=trending_petitions_home_page&algorithm=curated_trending) circulated online, seeking for Tolentino's resignation. Tolentino also drew flak for being in Cebu on Tuesday, when, as his critics say, he should have been in Manila solving metro traffic.

Tolentino refused to comment on calls for him to resign. He however said he was in Cebu to help facilitate preparations for the Asia Pacific Economic Operation (APEC) Summit.

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MMDA Chairman Francis Tolentino helps traffic enforcers at Katipunan Avenue near Ateneo. (Photo via Dennis Datu)

Posted by ANC 24/7 on Tuesday, August 25, 2015