MMDA Accuses La Salle – Greenhills Of Bribing Traffic Officials
Ringo | On 28, Jul 2017
The Metropolitan Manila Development Authority (MMDA) accused La Salle of bribing.
MMDA spokesperson Celine Pialago said an MMDA enforcer confessed to receiving P50 daily food allowance from La Salle. In return, they won’t apprehend vehicles dropping off and picking students of the school.
Pialago noted that this system has been a long-term mystery for them.
Illegally parked vehicles often occupy two lanes of the Ortigas Avenue despite the school has color coded stickers to limit entry of vehicles at specific times. MMDA said this scheme has no use because vehicles are still parked outside.
Way Of Saying ‘Thank You’
In a statement La Salle noted the there are no bribes coming from its part. They said the P50 is a meal allowance as “a token of appreciation for helping to manage and ease the traffic around the school.”
La Salle President Brotoer Vic Franco said there are no favors being asked for the meal allowance. He also noted that the school has been cooperating with officials in solving the traffic problems in the school vicinity.
On Wednesday morning, the agency, being led by MMDA supervising officer for operations Bong Nebrija held a clearing operation in the area.
Passenger buses that were caught dropping and picking up students were apprehended.
Nebrija also held a dialogue with the La Salle official. Both parties came to an agreement about the traffic system.