The Metropolitan Manila Development Authority on Wednesday already lodged a criminal complaint against the motorist, Robert Blair Carabuena, and his brother for assaulting one of its traffic constables, Saturnino Fabros, last Saturday August 11.
The MMDA also sought to revoke Carabuena’s license, and demanded a public apology from him.
Carabuena was also suspended from work by the management of the tobacco giant Philip Morris Philippines while investigations are being conducted.
“PMFTC has suspended Mr. Carabuena pending the outcome of the investigation. PMFTC reiterates that it does not condone inappropriate conduct by any of our employees.”
Thanks, PMFTC! That’s the efficiency of private companies, unlike complaints against crooked public officials of the government which remain unacted because of connivance, insincerity and incompetence.
Lesson learned: I should be carrying a video camera with me every time so I could also capture on video the irregularities happening around me. Something similar to a spy camera would be nice!
“Mr. Fabros was just doing his job dutifully as a traffic enforcer. The actions of Mr. Robert Blair Carabuena showed total disregard for a person of authority and a blatant disrespect for the law,” MMDA Chairman Francis Tolentino said.
“A public apology is demanded from Mr. Carabuena, not only for Mr. Fabros, but for the entire Authority, which he unjustly and intentionally offended,” he added.
“Keep in mind that this incident should not have happened in the first place. Nonetheless, I trust that this unfortunate spectacle shall become an example for all motorists on how to behave and conduct themselves,” he said
A promotion may also be in the works for Fabros, and several other people have also volunteered to help Fabros out including a scholarship for his children.
All thanks to the power of Social Media and the Internet, of course!
Good luck, Mr. Saturnino!
*Credits to GMA News Online