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Official Joint Statement of Metro Manila Mayors on NCAP Implementation

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President Ferdinand “Bongbong” Marcos, Jr., in his first State of the Nation Address (SONA), emphasized that government should digitize and make its services more accessible for a more efficient governance. This mandate involves the deployment, infusion, and effective use of technology in the delivery of government services and functions whether national or local. The advancement of technology is, after all, inevitable and we must embrace it to achieve fast progress and development for the entire country.

PBBM also urged us Local Government Units (LGUs) to get into more pro-active and beneficial Joint Ventures and Public-Private Partnerships (PPPs) for initiatives that we wouldn’t otherwise have the funding to support. A good example of this initiative is the No Contact Apprehension Program (NCAP) that involves the use of advanced traffic camera systems that are widely used in other countries, such as the U.S., Singapore, Korea, India and Malaysia.

With this in mind, We, the undersigned Local Chief Executives, have joined together on a common stance to continue the implementation of NAP within our respective territorial jurisdictions and vow to continuously improve infrastructure and road conditions foreseeing the need for a safer environment for our constituents.

We thank the public for sharing their sentiments on social media as we strive to improve our cities’ services. Their opinions and suggestions are valuable inputs that would greatly improve our future endeavors.

As we move forward, the undersigned Local Chief Executives in the exercise of our powers as such in full consideration of the promotion of the general welfare of our respective constituents, shall continue to implement NCAP within our cities. The execution of the NAP embodied in the ordinances duly approved by each of our City Councils resulted in the following:

  1. minimization of human intervention in traffic enforcement, thereby eliminating corruption
  2. created a culture of discipline among motorists and the improvement of driving behavior; and
  3. ensured road safety and proven effective in reducing traffic violations and traffic-related accidents.

The implementation of the NAP never disregarded motorists’ due process since each local government unit has their respective traffic adjudication boards where motorists can contest and file protests or appeals. The effective implementation of the NCAP, however, is not only about the use of technology and enactment of ordinances. It requires cooperation between local government units and government agencies, particularly the Land Transportation Office whose office is instrumental in holding drivers and vehicle owners jointly responsible in maintaining order and safety in our roads.

We therefore collectively urge all relevant government agencies to stand with us in pursuing and continuously innovating this internationally-proven program for effective traffic management.

Metro Manila Mayors

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