THE Lapu-Lapu City Council has given a posthumous award to a slain traffic enforcer in recognition of his dedication and commitment to serve the public.
The City Government will give P100,000 as reward to the person who can give information about Raquel Bensi’s killer.
Bensi was killed while he was manning traffic in Barangay Basak, near Tamiya, last Jan. 27.
The assailants were on a motorcycle and were wearing helmets when they shot the traffic personnel.
The City Council approved a resolution extending a posthumous award to Bensi for his “meritorious public service during his employment with the Lapu-Lapu City Traffic Management System (CTMS), where his proper conduct ultimately cost him his life.”
The resolution was sponsored by Councilor Flaviano Hiyas Jr. and co-sponsored by Acting Vice Mayor Harry Don Radaza.
According to the resolution, Bensi dedicated the last 15 years of his life to public service through the CTMS.
Radaza said they acknowledged the effort that Bensi had given to the City Government.
“Whereas, the City of Lapu-Lapu recognizes the meritorious efforts of traffic enforcer Bensi and his laudable contribution to the efficiency of government. In order to duly honor his years of dedication and commitment towards public service, the City Government of Lapu-Lapu will reciprocate the noble deed by looking after the welfare of his dependents so that they will continue to mature with a more secure future,” a part of the resolution read.
In a press conference, Acting Mayor Marcial Ycong said the performance of the CTMS personnel was not affected despite what happened to Bensi.
Members of the City of Lapu-Lapu Allied Forces and the police have been assisting the traffic enforcers in the city.
Authorities initially considered the apprehension of colorum or illegal tricycles as the motive of killing Bensi.
CTMS Head Frank Brazil was also shot last August 2016 due to the same reason.
“Anytime, pwede siya mobalik kay ang siyudad willing man modawat niya (Brazil can go back to work because the City is willing to accept him),” said Ycong.