At least 48 traffic enforcers were hired by the City Government of Muntinlupa to augment traffic management efforts for the usual traffic woes on Christmas season.

City Administrator Engr. Allan Cachuela led the deployment ceremony of interim traffic enforcers to be assigned in strategic areas in Muntinlupa last November 13.

“As we anticipate for the Christmas rush and holiday traffic congestion, we are deploying 48 traffic enforcers to help improve the traffic flow having them along the major thoroughfare. These interim personnel shall serve as force multiplier to the local Traffic Bureau,” the city administrator said.

The newly hired enforcers will be assigned with deputized members of Muntinlupa Task Force Discipline in the following areas: Pacwood in Tunasan, SM Center Muntinlupa, Poblacion Proper, Katihan, Country Homes Putatan, Muntinlupa City Hall, Soldiers Hills, Bayanan, Alabang Viaduct, Muntinlupa City Public Market, and Alabang-Zapote Road, among other areas.

“This strategy is also part of our sustained compliance to the Presidential Directive on road clearing. We need a lot of disciplining to do and the additional traffic enforcers, along with expanded membership of Muntinlupa Task Force Discipline, will help us,” Cachuela added.

The interim enforcers will be in service for two months as job order workers and may earn long-term contract of service with MTMB on the basis of their performance.

The adhoc enforcing unit shall support the expanded operations of Muntinlupa Task Force Discipline in a bid to intensify efforts and sustain clearing operations. Recently, 62 members of Muntinlupa TFD were deputized by Muntinlupa Traffic Management Bureau to issue citation tickets to traffic violators. The DILG has evaluated the city with medium compliance rating for its participation in the recent 60-day road clearing operations.

Intensified traffic management solutions are also pursued as the city is gridlocked with construction developments due to the ongoing Skyway Extension Project. According to San Miguel Corp. (SMC), the construction of the four-kilometer elevated viaduct is scheduled for completion by December 2020.

*Source: Public Information Office