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Mandaue traffic enforcer recognized for honest deed

MANDAUE CITY, Philippines — The traffic enforcer in Mandaue City, who returned 14 bank checks worth P1.1 million on Thursday, October 22, 2020, was recognized by the city government for his honesty. Traffic enforcer Jose “Jun” Feraniel Jr., 54, received a plaque of recognition from the Mandaue City government for his honest deed. “Dako og […] The post Mandaue traffic enforcer recognized for honest deed appeared first on Cebu Daily News......»»

Category: newsSource: inquirer inquirerOct 26th, 2020

Traffic enforcer, stabbing victim, dies in hospital

MANDAUE CITY, Philippines — The traffic enforcer of Mandaue City, who was stabbed and wounded last Wednesday dawn, died of his wounds at past 10 a.m. today, March 21, 2020 at the Vicente Sotto Memorial Medical Center. Harold Mayol, 39, and his younger brother, Harel Mayol, 28, of Zone Agbate, Barangay Paknaan, Mandaue City were […] The post Traffic enforcer, stabbing victim, dies in hospital appeared first on Cebu Daily News......»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsMar 21st, 2020

Mandaue PUJ drivers told: Get TEAM clearance, pay penalties in installments

MANDAUE CITY, Philippines — Drivers of traditional public utility jeepneys (PUJs) in Mandaue City with pending penalties of traffic violations can have the chance to go back to the streets and ply their routes again. This developed after the Mandaue City government met with officials from Pagkakaisa ng mga Tsuper at Operators Nationwide (PISTON) Cebu […] The post Mandaue PUJ drivers told: Get TEAM clearance, pay penalties in installments appeared first on Cebu Daily News......»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsNov 23rd, 2020

Bus firm in traffic enforcer’s fatal accident suspended

The Land Transportation Franchising and Regulatory Board suspended yesterday the operations of a bus company for 30 days after one of its drivers figured in an accident that killed a traffic enforcer in Quezon City......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsNov 12th, 2020

Senglot na Taytay traffic enforcer relieved

Isang traffic enforcer sa Taytay, Rizal ang na-relieve sa kanyang tungkulin dahil nakainom umano ito ng alak habang naka-duty. Ayon sa opisyal na pahayag ng pamahalaang bayan ng Taytay, nasa ilalim ng impluwensya ng alcohol diumano ang nasabing traffic enforcer na nakuhanan ng video ng truck driver na hinarang diumano dahil sa ipinatutupad na truck […] The post Senglot na Taytay traffic enforcer relieved appeared first on Daily Tribune......»»

Category: newsSource:  tribuneRelated NewsOct 24th, 2020

CCTO impounds over 400 vehicles in first half of October

MANDAUE CITY, Cebu–The Cebu City Transportation Office (CCTO) reported a drop in the number of traffic violations that were committed in the first 15 days of October. During the period, CCTO only recorded a total of 7,781 violations in comparison with the 9,568 violations that were logged during the same period last month. Still, they […] The post CCTO impounds over 400 vehicles in first half of October appeared first on Cebu Daily News......»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsOct 19th, 2020

In Photos: 9 drivers get citation tickets for Talisay truck ban violation

MANDAUE CITY, Cebu – Nine truck drivers were issued citation tickets for violation of Talisay City’s truck ban. The drivers were apprehended by personnel of the City of Talisay-Traffic Operations and Development Authority (CT-TODA) from 6 a.m. to 8 a.m. this Wednesday, October 7, 2020. “Ang maong mga driver milapas sa City Ordinance sa siyudad,” […] The post In Photos: 9 drivers get citation tickets for Talisay truck ban violation appeared first on Cebu Daily News......»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsOct 7th, 2020

Tiangco wants traffic enforcer’s killers caught

Mayor Toby Tiangco called on police to catch the killers of one of Navotas’ traffic enforcers......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsOct 3rd, 2020

Traffic enforcer ng LTO-Baguio tiklo sa buy-bust

Baguio City – Swak sa kulungan ang isang traffic enforcer ng Land Transportation  sa isinagawang buy-bust operation ng mga operatiba ng PDEA-Cordillera sa Suello Village, Sto. Tomas Proper ng lungsod na ito. Kinilala ng mga otoridad ang suspek na si Ginno Manolo Castillo Banta, 30, binata, miyembro ng Flying Squad ng LTO-Baguio, residente ng Bayan […] The post Traffic enforcer ng LTO-Baguio tiklo sa buy-bust appeared first on REMATE ONLINE......»»

Category: newsSource:  remateRelated NewsSep 12th, 2020

Traffic enforcer held in Baguio drug bust

A traffic enforcer was arrested in a drug sting in this city on Friday......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsSep 12th, 2020

LTO traffic enforcer caught selling shabu in Baguio City

A Land Transportation Office-Cordillera traffic enforcer was caught selling shabu to anti-narcotics agents at around 10:30 a.m. Friday here, ending the 24-hour long surveillance on him since his first drug arrest on Jan. 31, 2017......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsSep 12th, 2020

Gesture of widowed Bayawan traffic enforcer inspires netizens

CEBU CITY, Philippines— A traffic enforcer helping an elderly cross the street is not something new to many. “What’s the big deal?” some would say. “It’s part of his job,” others would comment. But when that traffic enforcer just got back from a bereavement leave after losing his wife just recently, that’s something special. Gregorio […] The post Gesture of widowed Bayawan traffic enforcer inspires netizens appeared first on Cebu Daily News......»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsSep 1st, 2020

Aljun Melecio s never-ending quest to prove he belongs

Aljun Melecio has these hardware sitting pretty on his trophy case: UAAP 78 Jrs. MVP, UAAP 79 Rookie of the Year, UAAP 79 champion. Now heading into his fifth and final year in De La Salle University, he remains recognized as one of the best point guards in all of college. Well, recognized by just about everybody except himself. Asked if he feels worthy to stand alongside the likes of NCAA 95 Finals MVP Fran Yu or UAAP 82 Rookie of the Year Mark Nonoy, he answered, modest as always, "Nope. I don't. Wala pa akong napapatunayan." Yes, the 5-foot-8 super scorer who was then head coach Aldin Ayo's "most-wanted recruit" feels he is yet to prove himself. Yes, the primetime playmaker who was once comforted by Tab Baldwin after the Green Archers had lost the championship despite his 16 points in Game 3 of the Finals feels he is yet to prove himself. That in itself is not necessarily surprising, though. And that's because all throughout his young career, Melecio has felt, again and again, that he has to prove himself. He had to prove himself even to La Salle, his home of nine years now. "Actually, 'di naman ako ni-recruit ng Zobel dati," he shared. "To be honest, my mindset at that time ay mag-Team B lang sa Zobel para pag may games, mas magagamit ako. Kaysa naman mag-Team A ako and nakaupo lang sa bench." BREAK IN Aljun Melecio, now a graduating guard, is La Salle's most recent homegrown product. Of the Green Archers' probable UAAP 83 roster, the now-22-year-old is the lone player to have come from the Taft-based school's Jrs. programs - and mind you, they have two in La Salle Zobel and La Salle Green Hills. In DLSZ, Melecio was a scoring dynamo who once dropped 42 points on archrival Ateneo de Manila High School. Did you know, though, that he wasn't even supposed to wear the green and white? "I was supposed to transfer sa UST nung high school," he recalled. "Pero napag-usapan naming family na since si kuya, nasa Zobel na nung time na yun, mas okay sigurong Zobel na lang din ako para magkasama kami." Aljun was referring to older brother Aleck who was also his teammate for three years with the Jr. Archers. If not for Aleck, however, Aljun would have suited up for University of Sto. Tomas High School where good friend Renzo Subido had already committed to play for college. After all, it was Subido, and dad Henry, who had convinced the Melecios to move to Manila from Bukidnon. "The reason talaga why we took the risk to come here was because of Coach Henry," Aljun shared, looking back at the time when all of them were repping Lourdes School of Mandaluyong. "They invited us to play basketball in Manila kaya malaki ang utang na loob namin sa Subido family." While Coach Henry and Renzo have been always there to lend a helping hand, that did not necessarily make the transition any easier - especially for a 10-year-old kid who was born and bred in Valencia City. "Grabe yung sacrifice na ginawa namin just for me to have more opportunities in life. That was a big adjustment not just for me, but also for my parents," Melecio said. He then continued, "Dumating yung time na ayoko nang bumalik sa Manila kasi na-homesick ako. Looking back now, normal lang naman siguro yun, lalong-lalo na bata pa ako." BREAKTHROUGH Make no mistake about it, looking back now, Aljun Melecio has no regrets. As he put it, "It was all worth it." Of course, he also had lady luck smile on him somewhat as, yet again following the footsteps of Subido, he transferred from Lourdes to DLSZ. And there, he found yet another mentor willing to believe in him. "Sina Coach Boris [Aldeguer], pagdating ko sa Zobel, they invited me to join yung practice ng Team A. Nagulat ako na kaya ko naman pala so doon na nag-start yung confidence ko," he said. Indeed, Melecio did not let Coach Boris down as in his first year, he proved to be a building block in their rebuild. While the boys from Alabang eventually ended outside the playoff picture, he had made more than enough noise to get the attention of the Philippine national youth team. There, DLSZ's top gun got his first taste of wearing the flag as part of the Batang Gilas training pool. "Masayang-masaya ako nun na makasama sa practice team dahil dream ko talaga maging part nun," he narrated. "May jersey lang and makasali lang ako sa practice, masayang-masaya ako." There, Melecio showcased his skills alongside other promising prospects such as Nieto twins Mike and Matt as well as Jolo Mendoza of Ateneo, Renzo Navarro of San Sebastian College-Recoletos, and Jollo Go of Hope Christian High School. And there, yet again, he knew full well he had to prove himself. During training itself, the new kid on the block believed he was doing so. At the same time, however, he had to come face-to-face with another beast altogether - how to get to practice in the first place. As it turned out, the then-13-year-old had to commute from south to north each and every time he participated in Batang Gilas training. How did his trips go? "From Alabang, mag-tricycle ako to [Alabang] Town [Center] then jeep going to Starmall [Alabang]. After nun, bus to Magallanes, MRT, then LRT, tapos jeep ulit," he shared. He then continued, "So papunta pa lang to Moro, pagod na ako. Then after practice, mag-commute na naman pauwi." Fortunately for him, there were also kind hearts like the Nieto twins who took him to the LRT station in Katipunan or Evan Nelle whom he rode with going back south. Still, around 33km and about an hour separated DLSZ in the south and Ateneo's Moro Lorenzo Sports Center in the north - indeed, that was some sort of workout already. BREAKDOWN In the long run, that was, unfortunately, much too much for young Aljun Melecio. While wearing the flag would have meant much, he also felt circumstances, such as that hell of a commute that cost him PHP 200 for a one-way trip, held him back from giving his all. Instead, Melecio felt he could do much more if he just rechanneled his energy to DLSZ. "After ilang weeks na ginagawa ko yung routine na yun, I started asking myself kung paano maayos yung priorities ko. Pinakiramdaman ko kung saan ako mag-iimprove so I talked to Coach Boris," he said. He the continued, "And I decided na mag-all in sa Zobel." All in for the Jr. Archers, he did, and boy, did it prove to be the right call. He was just getting started in UAAP 76, slowly but surely getting a grasp of both his capabilities and confidence as he helped the green and white barge back into the Final Four. Then in Season 77, it all clicked as he shot the green and white to the second rung of the stepladder all while putting up per game counts of 16.6 points, 6.2 rebounds, 4.1 assists, and 2.3 steals. Without a doubt, he willed his way into the Mythical Team that included the Nieto twins, his batchmates in Batang Gilas. The following year, with averages of 22.7 points, 7.1 rebounds, 3.3 assists, and 2.3 steals, he carried DLSZ all the way to the Finals where they stole one game from eventual champion Nazareth School of National University. And oh, he was the unanimous MVP of Season 78, besting the likes of future Gilas Pilipinas pool members Justine Baltazar and Gomez de Liano brothers Javi and Juan. Even then, though, he wouldn't call himself the best of the best. "I didn't think na I belonged kasi never kong gustong isipin na ganun ako," he said. He then continued, "Ang alam ko lang, I worked extra hard, I had extra motivation to play. Thankfully, coach Boris supported my decision and dahil dun, na-boost yung confidence ko." BREAK FREE From there, Aljun Melecio did nothing but go onto greater and greater heights in La Salle's Srs. squad. Never tell him he has accomplished anything, though, as he would be the first to tell you that you're wrong. Up until now, he feels that he is yet to prove himself. He hopes to prove that he has what it takes to be behind the wheel for the Green Archers' new era. He hopes to prove that he could bounce back following the worst statistical season for him. And he hopes to prove that he has every right to be mentioned in the same breath as his one-time teammates in the Batang Gilas pool and his batchmates who are now part of the Gilas Pilipinas pool. "Lahat naman, ginagawa kong motivation," he said. "May it be positive or negative, we all have our timing so I'm just being patient para sa kung anuman ang ibibigay na chance sa akin." If and when that next shot at wearing the flag comes along, Melecio only vows to do what he has never stopped doing. Asked about getting a golden opportunity at the Gilas pool, he answered, "That's still a dream for me. I know I still have a lot to prove." He then continued, "But I will give my all if given the chance to represent. I always do." If and when that time comes, there would be no more 33km distance, one-hour travel time, or PHP 200 cost. Still, Aljun Melecio would work just as hard - if not more - as he did when he once had to commute south to north just to get to practice. Don't forget, proving himself is already second nature to him. --- Follow this writer on Twitter, @riegogogo......»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsAug 29th, 2020

Motorists urged: Ease up on accelerator, avoid accidents

CEBU CITY, Philippines — Be more careful when you are driving and avoid driving at high speeds or speeding.  Police Corporal John Philip Muñoz of the Mandaue City Traffic Police gave these reminders to motorists after a road accident along P. Sanchez Street, Barangay Pagsabungan, Mandaue City at 6:40 p.m. on Saturday, August 15, 2020, […] The post Motorists urged: Ease up on accelerator, avoid accidents appeared first on Cebu Daily News......»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsAug 16th, 2020

Pinoy surfer Casugay receives international Fair Play award

Surfer Roger Casugay was honored with the Pierre de Coubertin Act of Fair Play Award by the Comitee International du Fair-Play (International Fair Play Committee) for his heroic deed during the 2019 Southeast Asian Games. The men’s longboard gold medalist in the 30th edition of the biennial meet hosted by the country became the first Filipino to receive the prestigious sportsmanship award named after the father of the international Olympic movement. International Surfing Association (ISA) Membership and Development Manager Alex Reynolds informed the United Philippine Surfing Association of Casugay’s achievement Tuesday. The award will be officially handed to Casugay on October 27. He is expected to fly to Monaco to personally receive the award, should the crisis permit. Casugay also has an option to receive the award virtually. The 26-year old Casugay, a native of San Fernando, La Union drew headlines for his heroic act of saving Indonesian competitor Arip Nurhidayat, who broke his ankle leash and was swept by giant waves. Organizers of the surfing event decided to rerun the competition as Casugay went on to win the gold medal. “We are very proud of Roger because he has truly exemplified the true meaning of being a Filipino and a sportsman,” said Philippine Sports Commission Chairman and 30th SEAG Chef de Mission William ‘Butch’ Ramirez in a statement. “Above all, it is a more fulfilling achievement to be recognized for character than skills and achievements. It shows who we are as people and as a nation,” added the PSC Chief. UPSA President Dr. Jose Raul Canlas also expressed pride on Casugay’s recognition. “It is nice to recognize an athlete not only for his athletic skills but also for his humanity. Holding surfing during the Southeast Asian Games is a milestone event. It paved the way for the ISA to recognize the region and allowed Roger to be also recognized,” he said. Casugay was the flag bearer and recipient of the “Fair Play” award during the SEA Games closing ceremonies held in New Clark City in Capas, Tarlac. Filipino surfers finished as overall champions in the sports’ SEA Games debut with two gold, two silver and three bronze medals......»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsAug 11th, 2020

Mandaue cop to utility firms: Address dangling wires to avoid accidents

CEBU CITY, Philippines — Utility companies should monitor their line wires and address the problem of dangling wires to avoid accidents. Policemen from the Mandaue Traffic Police Office made this appeal to utility companies after an accident this afternoon, July 31, 2020, along M.C. Briones Street, Barangay Jagobiao, Mandaue City, where a container van fell […] The post Mandaue cop to utility firms: Address dangling wires to avoid accidents appeared first on Cebu Daily News......»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsJul 31st, 2020

Chan introduces measures to reduce crowd at Lapu-Lapu City Hall

MANDAUE CITY, Cebu – The Lapu-Lapu City government is implementing various measures to reduce the crowd at the City Hall building and minimize their contact with government employees. One of which is the implementation of the one-way lane to direct the flow of the traffic of people visiting the City Hall building for various transactions. This […] The post Chan introduces measures to reduce crowd at Lapu-Lapu City Hall appeared first on Cebu Daily News......»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsJun 23rd, 2020

Expect improvement in public transport in Mandaue City

CEBU CITY, Philippines— Public transportation in Mandaue City is expected to be better in the coming days as Lawyer Jamaal Calipayan, executive director of Traffic Enforcement Agency of Mandaue (TEAM), said more buses and tricycles will soon be serving commuters in the city. According to Calipayan, as of Monday, June 15, 2020, there are more […] The post Expect improvement in public transport in Mandaue City appeared first on Cebu Daily News......»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsJun 16th, 2020

Mandaue City preparing ordinance on penalties for erring cyclists

CEBU CITY, Philippines— Mandaue City is preparing an ordinance that would penalize cyclists who won’t adhere to the guidelines expected to be followed by bikers when using city roads. Lawyer Jamaal James Calipayan, City Administrator and executive director of the Traffic Enforcement Agency of Mandaue (TEAM), told CDN Digital via phone interview that they have […] The post Mandaue City preparing ordinance on penalties for erring cyclists appeared first on Cebu Daily News......»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsJun 15th, 2020

Tricycles in Mandaue to ply within the interior roads only

CEBU CITY, Philippines— Since public transportation is still scarce in Mandaue City, tricycles have been given special permits to ply in five designated zones within the city. Lawyer Jamaal Calipayan, Traffic Enforcement Agency of Mandaue (TEAM), executive director, told CDN Digital that tricycle drivers and operators, who applied for special permits last Monday, June 1, […] The post Tricycles in Mandaue to ply within the interior roads only appeared first on Cebu Daily News......»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsJun 8th, 2020

Mandaue mayor eyes bike lines around the city

  CEBU CITY, Philippines— Mandaue City mayor Jonas Cortes looking at putting bike lanes around the city to help keep bikers safe and at the same time ease the traffic situation in the city. In a post in Mandaue City’s Public Information Office Facebook page, it said that even before the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) […] The post Mandaue mayor eyes bike lines around the city appeared first on Cebu Daily News......»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsJun 2nd, 2020