CDO traffic personnel condemn colleague's slay

Rod Bolivar, ABS-CBN News

Posted at Jan 04 2017 04:14 PM

CAGAYAN DE ORO - More than 400 traffic enforcers and personnel of the Roads and Traffic Administration (RTA) protested Wednesday to express their outrage over the killing of a fellow enforcer.

The group walked around major thoroughfares in the city while calling for justice for Cris Cabingas on Friday, December 30.

Cabingas was the team leader of the traffic enforcers at Cogon Market when he was shot thrice on the back by an unidentified gunman.

Mayor Oscar Moreno organized Task Force Cabingas, composed of members of the Philippine National Police, National Bureau of Investigation, and other government agencies to investigate Cabingas' slay.

RTA officials believe the motive behind the killing was work-related.

"Some street vendors would get angry at the traffic enforcers when we implement the laws that prohibit the selling at the market's street sides," said RTA administator Engr. Nonito Oclarit.

The protesters also condemned one local radio anchor for calling the killing as "karma" to the traffic enforcer. They are calling the station to "kick out" their "irresponsible anchormen."