MORE traffic enforcers in the region are set to undergo deputization by the Land Transportation Office (LTO) Cordillera in line with the implementation of Republic Act 4136.
In the launching of the Inter-Agency Traffic Council (I-ACT) For Metro Baguio, LTO-Cordillera director and I-ACT Metro Baguio chairman Francis Rey Almora explained at present, deputization proceedings are ongoing with the Mountain Province Provincial Police Office aside from the scheduled deputization proceedings for the Regional Highway Patrol Group by the end of the month to the first week of January.
“The commitment of Brigadier General Israel Dickson is for the PNP personnel who are involved in traffic management to undergo the deputization training and pass the test to increase their effectiveness,” Almora said.
RA 4136 is an act compiling the laws relative to land transportation and traffic rules, aside from the creation of a land transportation commission and for other purposes it may serve.
“Like what was brought out by the Highway Patrol Group, we commit that by next year, we can fully conduct the deputization trainings based on the new modules and we are also hoping that we can increase the number of deputized personnel regionwide,” Almora stated.
Dickson, the director of the Police Regional Office-Cordillera, earlier gave a directive for all police traffic enforcers to undergo and pass the training for them to be deputized.
“I have instructed our provincial police offices including the city police offices to take advantage of this program of the LTO,” Dickson said.
Almora reiterated that based on previous deputization proceedings conducted in Manila, they noticed some of those who participated deliberately failed the tests.