MMDA wants you to go online to report erring personnel

© MMDA.gov.ph (For illustrative purposes only.)

© MMDA.gov.ph (For illustrative purposes only.)

With almost everyone being seemingly on the internet these days, the Metropolitan Manila Development Authority (MMDA) wants you to report its erring personnel, particularly corrupt traffic enforcers, through its various online portals.

"We call on the public to stay vigilant and we encourage them to report abuses by our personnel via the multiple line of reporting system like Facebook and Viber (Netizen’s Watch) and Twitter,” said MMDA General Manager Tim Orbos.

Together with its own I Will Act portal which the agency hosts on its mmda.gov.ph website, Orbos said that the complaints will be reviewed and investigated by an internal group.

"We urge complainants to include valid support/evidence for the authority to promptly act on the complaint," Orbos shared. "As part of due process we need to have reasonable justification to impose preventive suspension and/or penalties. A mere complaint, without a slightest of proof cannot be given due course. We urge the public to assist us by supporting their complaint with supporting materials.”

The MMDA chief added that other than its traffic enforcers, it will also entertain complaints on any of its office personnel.

"We like to reiterate that the MMDA leadership will not tolerate any form of abuse and illicit activities, such as receiving payola or extortion, of our personnel,” said Orbos.

To date, the MMDA has 681 personnel with administrative cases, according to its Legal and Legislative Affairs Staff. Of the figure, 129 were dismissed from the agency after undergoing investigation and due process while 134 were formally charged. In addition, 91 personnel underwent preventive suspension for various cases while 257 were reprimanded.