The Metropolitan Manila Development Authority on Friday issued a warning against one of its traffic enforcers for not wearing a face mask while on duty following a complaint by a private citizen.
Based on photos posted by a private individual on Facebook, Traffic Aide 2 Lucas Alcaraz Jr. was not wearing a face mask while on duty manning a checkpoint along Alabang-Zapote Road, Almanza Uno, Las Piñas City.
MMDA chairman Danilo Lim said the agency immediately took action on the said complaint and ordered the agency’s Traffic Discipline Office to conduct an investigation.
Alcaraz admitted he was the person shown on the pictures, adding that the reason why he failed to wear his face mask and/or face shield was because he left it at the carinderia where he ate.
“This act and/or omission of Alcaraz is a violation of the directive of the Inter-Agency Task Force for the Management of Emerging Infectious Disease that it is now mandatory for individuals leaving their residences to purchase basic goods or attend to emergencies to wear any type of face mask while the Luzon-wide Enhanced Community Quarantine is in effect due to the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) crisis,” Lim cited in a memorandum.