Metropolitan Manila Development Authority (MMDA) traffic czar Edison Bong Nebrija took a swipe on Monday afternoon, April 26 at the “anti-due process” crowd that had been trolling him in social media for the past few months.
This, as Nebrija gave his two cents on Facebook regarding the case of two MMDA traffic enforcers who are facing dismissal over allegations of extortion.
“I was able to talk to the complainants/victims this morning and assured them that we will hold accountable our enforcers who fall short of our mandated ethical standards. No less than our chairman is on top of the situation to make sure justice will be served,” he said, referring to enforcers Edmon Belleca and Christian Malemit.
The duo, which allegedly extorted P1,000 from a motorist-couple over the weekend, was summoned Monday morning by MMDA Chairman Benhur Abalos. They were subsequently placed under preventive suspension for 90 days.
As if using the mulcting enforcers’ case as proof that due process works when it comes to resolving motorists’ complaints, Nebija turned his sights to a certain group of people who, unlike him, shuns the notion of due process.
“Huwag po kayong maniwala sa mga haka haka at kasinungalingan ng iba na wala dapat due process at short cut na lang, galawan po ng mga illegalista yan at hindi sangayon sa ating batas (Don’t believe in the claims and lies of some that short cuts should be favored over due process, those are the actions of illegalistas who are against the law),” he said.
“Sa amin ang mga nagkakamali pinananagot at hindi kinukunsinti. Sa inyo ba brad? Bawal yan Kapatid! #BawalAngKamote (In our organization, those who commit mistakes are held accountable and not coddled. How about in yours? That’s against the law, brother!)” added the EDSA traffic disciplinarian.
Although Nebija didn’t mention any individual or group in particular, he appeared to be alluding to retired police Col. Bonifacio Bosita and the latter’s followers from the Riders’ Safety Advocates of the Philippines (RSAP).
Read about Nebrija and Bosita’s past disagreements on social media here.