REPRESENTATIVES of the Mandaue Chamber of Commerce and Industry (MCCI) and the Mega Cebu now sit as members of the Traffic Enforcement Agency of Mandaue (Team) Board.
Mandaue City Mayor Gabriel Luis Quisumbing issued an executive order reconstituting Team as part of the City Government’s effort to address the city’s traffic problem.
In line with this, the MCCI suggested several improvements that Team can work on to ease traffic congestion.
Quisumbing signed Executive Order (EO) 6 series of 2016 last Tuesday, which amends the composition of the Team Board.
The mayor saw the need to reorganize the Team Board to ensure that there is effective coordination and formulation of traffic rules, policies and management within the city.
Quisumbing announced in his Facebook account the new officers and members of the Board.
“Just signed the EO reconstituting the Traffic Board. I feel really good about the experience and expertise of the membership,” said the mayor, who is also the chairperson of the Team Board.
Councilor Elstone Dabon, chairperson of the City Council committee on transportation, communication and public utilities, is the co-chaiperson while Prosecutor Bienvenido Mabanto Jr. is the vice chairperson.
The members of the board are City Administrator Attorney Danilo Almedras, Team operations chief Glenn Antigua, City Planning and Development Officer Marlo Ocleasa, MCCI President Glenn Anthony Soco, Land Transportation Office 7 Director Arnel Tancinco, Land Transportation Franchising and Regulatory Board 7 Director Ahmed Cuizon, Mandaue City Police Office Director Roberto Alanas, City Engineer Andres Suson, Association of Barangay Councils President Ernie Manatad, Architect. Joseph Michael Espina of the Mega Cebu, Engr. Lyn Madrona and Atty. Eutiquio Sanchez.
In his statement, Soco suggested to train and professionalize the traffic enforcers, enforce discipline in designated stopping areas and explore the possibility of expanding the MyBus route to Mandaue City.
Soco added that the City can encourage business establishments along the main highways to designate curve pockets for loading and unloading of passengers, engage towing services for illegal parking and plan for long-term solutions such as mass transport system in the city.
“We welcome the reconstituting of the Team Board of Mandaue. We are one with the City Government in streamlining traffic management and enforcement in the city,” he said.
According to order, the Team board “shall meet as often as necessary, but shall in no case be less than a once a month.”