• GILBERT P. BAYORAN
A Job Order worker of the Bacolod City Government, assigned at the Bacolod City Traffic Authority, was dismissed from his job, for violation of RA 6713, known as Code of Conduct and Ethical Standards for government employees.
PMaj. Junjie Liba, head of the Bacolod City Traffic Authority (BTAO), yesterday confirmed that he terminated the services of a Traffic Enforcer after his admission of receiving a P50 bribe from a motorist who was intercepted for a traffic violation.
The Traffic Enforcer, hired by the Bacolod City government as a Job Order worker in July last year, was caught on a video that went on viral on social media, accepting the bribe from a traffic violator, whose offense was not wearing a helmet.
Liba also said that the companion of the Traffic Enforcer, also a JO worker, was also reprimanded for not doing his job, although he was unaware of the bribery incident.
Let this serve as a lesson to all Traffic Enforcers under BTAO, Liba said.
The BTAO chief expressed his dismay that the Traffic Enforcer, whose identity he has withheld, accepted the bribe in exchange for his job.*