Barangay tanod fired for threatening to shoot MMDA crew
Metropolitan Manila Development Authority (MMDA) Chairman Danilo has welcomed the move of the barangay chairman of Baclaran in Paranaque City to dismiss the volunteer tanod who reportedly threatened a member of the towing crew during a recent anti-illegal parking operation.
“We welcome such expression of support to our mission of clearing all roads in Metro Manila of all types of obstructions to improve the traffic situation,” he said.
Lim said other barangay officials and personnel should emulate the move of Barangay Baclaran head Dulio Cailles to sack volunteer tanod Michael Edison Torres who purportedly threatened to gun down members of the towing crew accredited by the MMDA.
The MMDA chief added that the members of the towing crew, with agency personnel, were merely doing their jobs in hauling off illegally parked vehicles and other road obstructions.
“We stand by our personnel who are performing their duties but would not tolerate those abusive ones,” Lim said.
In his letter, Cailles told the MMDA Chairman that he has already dismissed Torres immediately after watching the TV news program, showing Bong Nebrija, MMDA Supervising Officer for Operations, reprimanding Torres.
Nebrija gave Torres a dressing down after the volunteer tanod reportedly accosted and threatened to gun down members of the towing crew during a recent anti-illegal parking operation on Airport Road.