Sunday, May 31, 2015

Confiscation of Driver's License by Pasay Traffic Enforcers

After my wallet was stolen by bus thieves 2 Wednesdays ago along with my driver's licence  (DL) there, I got a new DL last Friday. By Saturday morning, May 23, while driving at Roxas Blvd and turning right towards SM MOA, that  new DL was confiscated by a Pasay traffic enforcer for a heinous crime of .... not wearing my seatbelt.

Below left, the OVR he issued. Notice that he even signed the space for the motorist, he was probably rushing  to get a "quota" of apprehensions for the day. The receipt for P250 when  I got back  my DL yesterday.

 I tweeted MMDA and Pasay Public Information Office (PIO) that day, and the two agencies did not reply quick, my friend Albert Lim commented, below.


The traffic officer's family name is Remoros .  He looked and sounded unfriendly and arrogant, the usual faces and attitudes of many government personnel in frontline operations. So that if  the  public should plead with them, "pakiusap", they are hard to be approached and their extortion charge, if the public will persist with a pakiusap, their price is high.

In my case that instance, I tried to plead with him as it's a minor case, he wouldn't listen. So I took his photo, he was aware of it. And his photo indeed showed the face of unfriendly and arrogant officer.


Thanks Albert. Meanwhile, Pasay PIO never bothered to reply. Maybe they are not interested in answering public concerns and questions, they are only interested  in getting more money from the public. MMDA I remember last year or two years ago, went around in media explaining that confiscation of DL is no longer allowed. Apprehended motorists can just pay the fine/s in a bank. Now MMDA says some LGUs can confiscate DLs.

In many cases, pabigat talaga gobyerno. We pay many taxes and fees already to sustain their huge and bloated bureaucracies, and we have to pay fines to them for minor issues, like forgetting to  wear a seatbelt. 

Below is the matrix of fines  at the Pasay traffic redemption office. I took this photo while waiting for my name to be called.


On another  side is a huge tarp banner showing  Pasay City's revenues and expenses for the month  of April 2015. Here's the list of revenues. Notice substantial collections from fines and penalties.


Hayyy, daming bayaran sa gobyerno. And they are not  even  the  national government, local government units (LGUs).

One more reason why governments -- local, national  and multilateral/international -- should shrink significantly.
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14 comments:

Anonymous said...

Sa Pasay talaga marami buaya na traffic enforcer, at kung umasta ba ay parang siga... just last saturday, september 29, 2018... I was driving along edsa (near blue bay/ double dragon area) at paliko to macapagal... kitang kita ko green light pa... nung nakalagpas na ako at nasa gitna na ng box konting bumagal ang mga sasakyan kaya naabotan na kaming nasa likuran ng red light... kaya hinabol ako ng isa sa mga to... sa dami namin...ako lang talaga hinabol... sus me... tapos sabihing naka red light na daw. Gutom na cguro si kuya kasi mga 8pm na yun eh... di pa yata naka extort... dahil siga sigaan kung makapara... buti kasama ko asawa at anak ko... kaya deadma nalang...

Unknown said...

Totoo to.. Kakahuli ku lng jan kanina.. Khit green pa.. Sasabihin red nah.. Jan din banda double dragon, tpos sasabihin nila"so kami pa sinungaling",,, mga buwaya talaga

Unknown said...

I was driving along roxas blvd going Baclaran. May kasama ako gusto bumaba sa ilalim ng flyover tapat ng heritage sa side ng double dragon so hindi ako nag overpass. Pag green ng traffic lights dumeretso ako not knowing na bawal. Naconfiscate license ko and na issuehan ako ticket for DTS -Disobedience to signs. Meron po ba traffic sign duon na bawal dumeretso? If wala sana nman maglagay sila.

VitoCorleoneKid said...

I too ganyan na ganyan ang violation ko diyan din sa lintik na ilalim ng underpass yan. Wala naman traffic sign dyan na bawal dumiretso tapos yung mga buwayang PTMO nandun lang sa ilalim ng tulay nagaabang na may mahuli imbes na mgtraffic at maguide motorist na bawal dumiretso. Nakakairita mga officer na ganyan

VitoCorleoneKid said...

Question lang kase saturday ako hinuli then sabi nung enforcer na masettle ko na sya tomorrow Monday? andun na kaya license ko

Unknown said...

magkano po tubos loading@unloading po salamat

CAB said...

Got mine confiscated today malapit Villamor airbase sa Pasay. :/

Question: Saan ang address kung saan ko i-claim license ko sa Pasay?

My offense: Nakaharang ako sa pedestrian lane — eh dapat GO signal na tapos naabutan ako ng STOP signal kasi NAKAHARANG YUNG ENFORCER sa harap, currently giving a ticket to this other vehicle in front of me.

Nice. This is my first ticket. Hay. Help please! Saan po i-claim...

Unknown said...

Saken nman last june hinuli aq along buendia that time nsa u turn aq nkalinya pa buendia sana aq tpos yung sakay q sinabe na mag edsa nlng daw kme nka stop kme sa u turn then i look to my side mirror in right side open nmn kya kinabig q at umalis nq sa linya pra dumiretso sa edsa hinuli aq pag tpat q sa enforcer bawal daw mkkdisgrasya dw aq tama po ba yung pghuli saken....?

Unknown said...

Pasay complex bro...derem st...

Unknown said...

Mam pasay complex derem st.

Unknown said...

Hi.If nahuli and nagkaticket which is the OVR, where should I go to claim my license and pay for the fine?

Anonymous said...

What time ung open ng pasay city sports complex ng pagkuha ng license

Unknown said...

Bukas na ba tubusan ?

Unknown said...

May mga open na rin ba na emission along pasay po ??