The Quezon City department of public order and safety (DPOS) is now among the biggest contributors to the funding efforts at QC Hall for the various projects of Mayor Herbert Bautista.
Former QC Police District director Ret. Gen. Elmo San Diego, DPOS chief, revealed that the DPOS has contributed a total of P 65,448,606.17 to the city’s coffer for the year 2010 due to its collection from Official Violation Receipt (OVR) tickets amounting to P57,793,549.68; Truck ban P68,400; Jeepney Operators and Drivers Association (JODA) fees P1,217,078; and Tricycle Operators and Drivers Association (TODA) fees P6,369,578.49.
San Diego said that there was a total of P345,342 uncollected and unpaid fee from JODAs for year 2010 that DPOS still has to collect as payment of fees for using the streets and other city government properties as temporary terminals.
“We will strictly implement the collection of unpaid fees from delinquent JODAs. The amount would help the city government in its various programs and projects for 2011,” San Diego said.
In line with this, the DPOS head said that an intensified operation against erring drivers, colorum tricycle units and terminals and unregistered and expired franchises will be undertaken in line with the city’s peace and order efforts.
“This is our modest contribution to maintain the city’s status as a clean and pleasurable place to work and live in, which Mayor Bautista intends to achieve for his constituents,” he said.
At the same time, he said that DPOS will install informative traffic signboards and other signages to improve traffic flow.
To improve the performance of DPOS personnel, he vowed to continue conducting trainings and seminars to enhance the skills of the DPOS personnel in various areas not only in traffic management but also in other field of expertise such as rescue operations.
He said that the conduct of investigation and intelligence operations against scalawags among traffic enforcers will also be intensified.