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Calizo pushes for amendments to City’s Traffic Code

“Once we effect amendments, (it) should be one that is simple to be easily understood by both the enforcement personnel and the public.”

This was pointed out by Councilor Romeo V. Calizo, chair of City Council committee on roads and traffic management, in reaction to the special report of Councilor Jose Pepe S. Abbu, Jr. during the regular session presided over by Vice Mayor Jocelyn B. Rodriguez relative to the proposed resolution urging the Congress, through district representatives, to pass a law amending Section 9(c) of PD 968, or the Probation Law. Abbu’s proposal seeks to increase the amount of fine which makes an offender disqualified to avail the privilege of probation from P3,000 to more than P5,000.

According to Calizo, a number of terminologies used in the law were somehow complicated and seem to confuse both the RTA and police personnel affecting the efficiency of enforcing their individual tasks.

Since the very purpose of penalties and provisions of the law is to instill discipline, Calizo stressed that any amendment of the Traffic Code should be in simple terms.

“Kay samtang sige ta’g lain-lain interpretasyon sa provision sa atong balaod, that (can) cause the offender (to) always interpret the law to his advantage. Kay di man gyud siya ganahan manubag kung naa syay paglapas,” the councilor further pointed out.


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