MANILA - Pasig City Mayor Vico Sotto on early Tuesday said some traffic enforcers in his city were given violation tickets themselves after they were caught driving without or with expired licenses.
Sotto said that chief of traffic operations in Pasig conducted a surprise inspection of enforcers that led to their apprehension, after which their vehicles were impounded.
"Sa wikang Ingles, may tinatawag tayong "IMPUNITY" – ang kawalan ng pananagutan para sa mga taong nasa posisyon o kapangyarihan," the Pasig mayor noted.
"Hindi tayo papayag na may impunity sa ating mga ranggo. Kung nakagawian dati na exempted ang mga naka uniporme sa batas trapiko, babaguhin natin yan ngayon," he said.
Sotto stressed that uniformed personnel, like the traffic enforcers, should have high standards in following rules and regulations as they themselves implement them.
"'Ika nga, alisin mo muna ang troso sa mata mo bago mo sitahin ang puwing sa mata ng iyong kapwa," he said.