MANILA - The Philippine National Police Highway Patrol Group will deploy some of its men to manage traffic along C5, Commonwealth Avenue, and roads surrounding the Ninoy Aquino International Airport in a bid to improve the flow of vehicles along these busy thoroughfares, the agency's director said Tuesday.
"Since we have organized traffic enforcement in EDSA, we will now shift to other sectors such as C5, Commonwealth, and roads around NAIA," Highway Patrol Group director Chief Superintendent Antonio Gardiola Jr. said.
About 300 HPG officials will be distributed to the said thoroughfares while some men will be left along the Balintawak and Cubao portions of EDSA to act as traffic supervisors, Gardiola said.
The HPG is also training and integrating traffic enforcers from the Metropolitan Manila Development Authority and local government units to form a single traffic management unit in Metro Manila.
"We organized them into one chain of command.
Kalimutan natin yung ranggo-ranggo... Mahirap gumalaw pag may kanya-kanya tayong bossing," he said.
(We organized them into one chain of command. Let's not think about ranks... We can't function efficiently if we are working for different bosses.)