Isko lauds MTPB for P400% collection hike

February 11, 2020
Isko Moreno
Mayor Isko with (from right) city engineer Armand Andres, MTPB chief Dennis Viaje and Grab Phils . president Brian Cu who donated signages and bodycams. Photo by Jerry S. Tan

THE Manila Traffic and Parking Bureau (MTPB) was lauded by Mayor Isko Moreno for the unprecedented feat of having registered a 400 percent increase in its collection compared to the same period last year.

Moreno announced that MTPB chief Dennis Viaje reported that what the past administration was able to collect in a period of six months, the present administration is nearly able to accomplish within a period of only one month.

Speaking before City Hall employees, Moreno said that while the past MTPB was able to collect P23 million for a  period of six months from January to June 2019,  the present MTPB under Viaje registered a total record collection of over P13 million for the month of January alone, which is more than  a 400 percent increase if the past amount is computed on a monthly basis.

Viaje said the total amount was collected through the efforts of the 800 MTPB traffic enforcers and employees, from the official violation receipts and parking fees that totalled P13,997,172.50 in all.

‘Hindi naman ako superman para dumami ng libu-libo ang koleksyon sa loob lang ng ilang buwan. Simple lang ang analysis o analogy.  Parehong petsa, ibang pamunuan o sistema. Ibig sabihin, matitino na ang mga empleyado,’ Moreno said, as he credited the city’s increasing collections to the workforce in City Hall.

He added: ‘Marami na ang nagbabago kaya sana ay sumama na kayo.  Don’t waste the opportunity to become part of this change..now is the time. Pag retired na kayo, at least you have a story to tell… pupuwede ninyong ikwento sa inyong mga anak o apo na nung sumigla at bumangon ang Maynila, bahagi ako nun.’

The mayor likened the situation of the city when he assumed office, to a drum which is filled with holes, saying his administration is now patching up said holes one by one, slowly but surely.

In the same affair, Moreno also received a donation of 200 signages and 50 body cameras from Grab Philippines head Brian Cu.