Below left, the OVR he issued. Notice that he even signed the space for the motorist, he was probably rushing to get a "quota" of apprehensions for the day. The receipt for P250 when I got back my DL yesterday.
The traffic officer's family name is Remoros . He looked and sounded unfriendly and arrogant, the usual faces and attitudes of many government personnel in frontline operations. So that if the public should plead with them, "pakiusap", they are hard to be approached and their extortion charge, if the public will persist with a pakiusap, their price is high.
In my case that instance, I tried to plead with him as it's a minor case, he wouldn't listen. So I took his photo, he was aware of it. And his photo indeed showed the face of unfriendly and arrogant officer.
Thanks Albert. Meanwhile, Pasay PIO never bothered to reply. Maybe they are not interested in answering public concerns and questions, they are only interested in getting more money from the public. MMDA I remember last year or two years ago, went around in media explaining that confiscation of DL is no longer allowed. Apprehended motorists can just pay the fine/s in a bank. Now MMDA says some LGUs can confiscate DLs.
In many cases, pabigat talaga gobyerno. We pay many taxes and fees already to sustain their huge and bloated bureaucracies, and we have to pay fines to them for minor issues, like forgetting to wear a seatbelt.
Below is the matrix of fines at the Pasay traffic redemption office. I took this photo while waiting for my name to be called.
On another side is a huge tarp banner showing Pasay City's revenues and expenses for the month of April 2015. Here's the list of revenues. Notice substantial collections from fines and penalties.
Hayyy, daming bayaran sa gobyerno. And they are not even the national government, local government units (LGUs).
One more reason why governments -- local, national and multilateral/international -- should shrink significantly.
LTO Bureaucracy 6: On the No Plate No Travel Prohibition, April 09, 2015
LTO Bureaucracy 7: Cost of Annual Car Registration, April 16, 2015
LTO Bureaucracy 8, No Driver's License Available, May 24, 2015