Marikina top cop denies 'quota' on traffic fines

Angel Movido, ABS-CBN News

Posted at Apr 26 2019 10:38 AM

MANILA - Marikina City police chief P/Col Redrico Maranan on Friday denied allegations on putting up a "quota system" on collections from traffic violators in the city.

Marikina Mayor Marcy Teodoro on Thursday accused Maranan of putting up a "quota system" on local traffic apprehensions made by policemen.

"No, I'm not placing a quota. How can I do that? Sila (mayor's office) ang may control dun sa mga tickets na 'yun. Ang payment nun, sa kanila pumupunta. Besides barely 5 days pa lang yata ako nag assume as acting COP nang binawi nya," Maranan said in a text message to ABS-CBN News.

Teodoro said concerned citizens and policemen reported Maranan demanded a collection of P50,000 per day share from fines.

A local ordinance allows the Marikina police a 20-percent share from collected fines per apprehension.

Maranan denied having control over the 20-percent share.

"Ang nakakakuha ng 20 percent ay 'yung pulis mismo at diretso sa mismo Landbank account ng concerned pulis," he said.

Maranan, however, refused to comment further on his claim on the city Mayor's withdrawal of support, saying the Department of the Interior and Local Government is now investigating the matter.