By Jel Santos
A report claiming that traffic enforcers will no longer flag down drivers for traffic violations in place of the “no-contact apprehension” policy (NCAP) is fake news, the Metropolitan Manila Development Authority (MMDA) said on Friday.
The NCAP utilizes closedcircuit television cameras (CCTVs) in apprehending traffic violators.
Jose Arturo “Jojo” Garcia, MMDA OIC general manager, asked the public to halt spreading such erroneous reports online.
“It’s fake news. We deny such reports. It is not true there’s no more ground apprehension,” he said in a press conference at the MMDA headquarters in Makati.
Garcia said the public must only rely on announcements in their official MMDA social media accounts on Facebook and Twitter.
The NCAP, according to Garcia, is being strictly implemented as per the order of MMDA Chairman Danilo “Danny” Lim. However, ground apprehensions will continue.
MMDA said that the NCAP diminishes opportunities for corruption, bribery, and even confrontation between the apprehended motorists and enforcers.
“We want to remind the drivers that there is an eye in the sky monitoring you. They cannot just violate traffic rules even if they do not see any traffic enforcer on the road,” he said.