Firmness on streets wins City aides, enforcers awards-A A +A
Saturday, September 15, 2012
AT LEAST 52 employees of the Cebu City Traffic Operations Management (Citom) received awards and commendations from the City Government yesterday.
Those whose hard work was acknowledged included 20 traffic enforcers and 20 parking aides.
Twelve other Citom traffic enforcers were commended for going out of their way by responding to snatching incidents and arresting the suspects while they were managing the city’s vehicular traffic.
The traffic enforcers were awarded for having the most number of apprehensions, out of the 283 traffic enforcers of the City, for August. They apprehended more than 300 traffic violators.
The parking aides, on the other hand, were awarded for having the highest pay parking collection, out of the 136 pay parking aides, last month. They collected an average of P20,000 per week.
“We thank you for doing your job well and we acknowledge your hard work. However, this does not mean that we do not appreciate the efforts of those who were not awarded. We still give you thanks and appreciation for your work,” said Citom Executive Director Atty. Rafael Yap.
Because of their good performance, Mayor Michael Rama said during the awarding ceremony yesterday that the City will look into the possibility of increasing the traffic enforcers and parking aides’ salary to reduce graft in the streets.
They receive an average of P10,000 per month.
If funds are available, Rama also said he wants new vehicles to be given to Citom as well as new uniforms for the traffic enforcers and parking aides.
The mayor has tasked City Administrator Atty. Jose Marie Poblete to study the matter.
Aside from this, Rama said the awardees may again be awarded and given cash incentives by the City during its 76th Charter Day celebration next year.
In an interview yesterday, Yap said this is the first time that traffic enforcers and parking aides were acknowledged and awarded by the City.
Previously, Yap said the awarding was done only within Citom’s office.
The City commended area traffic enforcers Enrico Basilio Silagan, Jason Colina, Ivan Delos Santos, Gleen Gatoc, Ervic Navaro, Julito Baldago Jr., Adonis Cafe, PO2 Adrian Cagalitan, Mario Reyes, Cronnie Cabatingan and Marwin Igoy.
For the parking aides, those who were awarded were Trinidad Bering, Joseph Cabahug, Felsara Villarino, Jesusa Siega, Ramon Abella, Socorro Olivia Cincoflores, Erlinda Dela Cerna, Frederico Cuizon, Cecilia Fuliga, Thelma Silva, Rommel Miel, Rodolfo Deguito, Paz Mondelo, Bretty Larrobis, Helenita Bayarcal, Gertrudes Tero, Leonisa Lampong, Elenita Mondejar, Alejo Derilon and Florita Cometa.
The awarded traffic aides were Jun Mark Villaner, Renaldo Limbaga, Frederich Flores, Archie Casinilo, Joel Labaya, Benzie Matillano, Olegario Semblante, Jayson Singhit, Benjamin Asis, Adexter Godinez, Francisco Abala, Elizardo Escoto, Paula Alicaba, Jean Paolo Neri, Rodulfo Acantilado, Stephen Egos, Roel Daclan, Jefsan Sable, Armando Daligdig and Reynaldo Sarvida.
Published in the Sun.Star Cebu newspaper on September 16, 2012.