MANILA - Yet another motorist has complained of abusive behavior allegedly committed by Jorbe Adriatico, the traffic constable who was punched by a Maserati driver in Quezon City last week.
MMDA Enforcer Punched My Car, Says Third Motorist
Dec 01, 2014 at 1:42 PM
Posted by : Pinoy Secret Writer
Filed Under : News & Events
In a letter read on air by DZMM anchor Ted Failon, a female motorist accused Adriatico of punching her car and shouting hurtful words at her last February 27, 2013.
The letter is addressed to Metropolitan Manila Development Authority (MMDA) Chairman Francis Tolentino.
In her complaint, the motorist said she was trying to make a U-turn on Quezon Avenue corner Roces when she was cut off by a jeepney at around 1:15 p.m. on February 27, 2013.
This forced her to transfer to the outer lane before the U-turn slot.
The motorist said she noticed an MMDA enforcer on Quezon Avenue, prompting her to honk her horn to ask for assistance.
Instead of helping her, the enforcer allegedly punched her car out of anger.
The motorist said she got out of her car to ask what was wrong but the enforcer, identified as Adriatico, started staying hurtful words.
In the letter, the motorist said Adriatico's superior, identified only as a certain MMDA enforcer Braganza, witnessed the incident and told the constable to apologize.
Instead of apologizing, Adriatico allegedly took her picture and continued to threaten her. She said Braganza apologized for Adriatico's behavior and said he would report the constable's insubordination.
The motorist said she was surprised to see that her car was damaged because of Adriatico's punch. She said she called the MMDA Chairman's office to complain and was informed that to file a formal complaint in writing.
The MMDA has yet to issue a statement on the motorist's complaint.
It is the third reported complaint against Adriatico. Last week, Adriatico said he was punched in the face and dragged by a Maserati driver who was irked after the constable took his picture.
The driver, Joseph Russel Ingco, said it was Adriatico who became abusive and threatened to kill him.
A female law student has also complained that Adriatico became abusive and even startedspitting during a traffic incident on Banawe Avenue last month.
Source: Abc-Cbn News, DZMM