- Pasig City Mayor Vico Sotto chided several traffic enforcers who were apprehended for driver’s license violations
- He said he will not allow impunity in the ranks and will not spare any government official found guilty
- Mayor Vico had earlier encouraged the public to report errant or questionable officials
Pasig City Mayor Vico Sotto called out traffic enforcers in their city who were earlier apprehended for driving without a license.
On Twitter, Mayor Vico could not help but lament at the errant traffic enforcers for violating the law. He posted a viral photo showing traffic enforcers apprehended for driver license violations.
He tweeted, “TINEKETAN ANG NANINIKET!! Mula kay Volta Delos Santos-my page (fb): Nagsagawa ng SURPRISE INSPECTION sa mga traffic enforcers. May mga nahuling nagda-drive nang WALANG LISENSYA at EXPIRED ANG LISENSYA.. tiniketan sila at in-impound ang mga sasakyan nila.”
Mayor Vico explained the definition and value of “impunity” which is the exemption from punishment or from consequences of an action of government officials.
“Sa wikang Ingles, may tinatawag tayong “IMPUNITY” – ang kawalan ng pananagutan para sa mga taong nasa posisyon o kapangyarihan,” he said.
The Pasig City Mayor said city government officials and employees are not exempted from sanctions. He continued that he will not allow impunity among ranks and that higher standards should be expected from government officials.
“Hindi tayo papayag na may impunity sa ating mga ranggo. Kung tutuusin, mas mataas nga dapat ang inoobserbahang standards ng mga kawani ng pamahalaan,” Mayor Vico said.
Last year, Mayor Vico showed he will not hesitate to remove any errant official. He earlier posted on social media about a city official who emptied his office after he was fired for “abusive behavior.”
He also encouraged the public to report errant or questionable officials by calling the number (02) 643 1111 or by visiting city hall.