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Oro enforcers pledge more dynamic role in traffic management

Cagayan de Oro City (12 September) -- TRAFFIC enforcers of the Roads and Traffic Administration (RTA) vowed to take a more active role in ensuring an efficient and effective traffic management system in Cagayan de Oro City.

This as 118 traffic enforcers assigned in the streets, including the 74 RTA office personnel, have signed a covenant which stipulated their pledge to support the successful implementation of the recently launched Traffic Interactive Network Nurtured Xystem (Oplan TEN-X).

In a simple covenant signing ceremony witnessed by City Councilor Alfonso Goking, RTA Administrator Filipino Amoguis and Major Jerry Martin Tamse, consultant of the Traffic Management Action Force (TMAF), the traffic enforcers pledged to implement the city's traffic laws, rules and regulations in accordance with existing city ordinances, executive orders and Oplan TEN-X.

The traffic enforcers also pledged to carry themselves with dignity at all times and refrain from doing uncalled for acts detrimental to the government service affect the RTA in particular and the city government in general.

Another salient feature of the covenant signed by the traffic enforcers is their resolve to inculcate upon themselves the value of DECORUM.

DECORUM is an acronym for Discipline: for traffic enforcers to carry themselves with dispatch and as models of discipline among stakeholders; Education: being knowledgeable on traffic laws, rules and regulations and be able to educate the drivers, the riding public and the pedestrians; Courtesy: begetting courtesy and being able to address every stakeholder with the magic word "Sir" and "Ma'am" and always sporting smile to everyone; Obedience, being willing to obey the orders of proper authorities and superior officers as an exemplar of obedience; Respectful of the rights of others; Understanding and considerate of the public in general and the environment where the traffic enforcers are conducting their duties; and Mindful of their duties, obligations and responsibilities to the organization, the RTA and the public whom they are sworn to serve.

The signed covenant was later blessed by Fr. Ruel Bontol.

Amoguis hoped that with the signing of the covenant, traffic enforcers can become more effective in their duties and responsibilities along traffic management. (Cagayan de Oro City IO/PIA-MisOrOccCam i-Net) [top]

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