Land Transport Service engages stakeholders through Law Enforcement, Traffic Skills Enhancement Training

In promoting dynamic engagement of stakeholders while sustaining compliance with traffic laws, regulations, rules, and standards to contribute towards safer roads through education and awareness, the Land Transportation Services headed by Director II Datunor G. Abutazil, conducted a face-to-face Law Enforcement and Traffic Enhancement Skills Seminar yesterday, November 24, 2022, at Golden Lace Function Hall, Cotabato City. Stakeholders involved during the seminar include the local law enforcers City Transport and Traffic Management (CTTMC), Philippine National Police (PNP), Highway Patrol Group (HPG), Driver’s Association, Transport Cooperatives, Bangsamoro Land Transportation Office (BLTO), and Bangsamoro Land Transportation Franchise and Regulatory Board (BLTFRB).

This activity aims primarily to capacitate and enhance participants' skills in law enforcement and traffic management to gather first-hand information on issues and concerns that affect their day-to-day operations and identify solutions based on applicable laws and practicable and sustainable methods.

Director Abutazil further reiterated in his speech “It is a great step toward creating a more harmonious transportation flow in our region as our place is constantly developing. Our goals are to ensure the safety and seamless transportation of people and goods of the general public, systematic traffic flow, and, of course, to educate our motorists on the proper application of traffic rules and regulations.”

During the session, topics on Enforcement, Traffic Management and RA 10883 or Anti-Car napping Act of 2016 were discussed while Traffic Direction and Control was demonstrated by the resource speaker PSMS Liddy Lesley T. Mante, Investigator, RHPU-BAR from the Highway Patrol Group. In the afternoon, a thorough explanation was given by the resource speaker Atty. Bai Sandra U. Sandialan, Attorney IV of MOTC Legal, Legislative, and Liaison Services on the DILG-DOTC JMC No. 01, s., 2008 (Guidelines in the Revenue of Local Ordinances, Orders, Rules and Regulations concerning Public Transportation) and the City Ordinance 4428, series of 2016.

This activity raises awareness on the issues and concerns identified by the stakeholders during the seminar will definitely contribute to the crafting effective policies that will improve the land transportation services of MOTC-BARMM.