TABUK CITY, Kalinga – Initiated by the City Government of Tabuk to formulate a well-coordinated and systematic traffic management system, a two-day Empowerment Training Workshop was held on February 8-9.
The activity was attended by enforcers from the Public Order and Safety Office (POSO), Kalinga Police Provincial Office (KPPO), Philippine National Police- Highway Patrol Group (PNP-HPG), Tabuk City Police Station (TCPS), and the Land Transportation Office (LTO).
Alma Sandra Uyam, Tabuk City research specialist said in the opening ceremony that alongside progress and development of roads in Tabuk City is a significant and continuous increase in the volume of motorists and vehicles plying the thoroughfares. She said there is a need to empower the POSO enforcers by providing them with proper orientation and training for a more efficient and effective performance of their traffic management functions and response to emergency situations.
Mario Garcia, Dean, College of Criminal Justice Education of Kalinga State University who was one of the lecturers, presented a review of the City Transportation and Traffic Code reminding enforcers to be highly professional and be mindful of their actions and words especially during apprehension.
To help the participants become knowledgeable about legal issues related to traffic management, Atty. Francis Calsiyao of the Public Attorney’s Office discussed warrantless search, the salient features of RA 10586 (Anti-Drunk and Drugged Driving Act) and RA10591 (Comprehensive Law on Firearms and Ammunitions).
On the second day was a lecture on the protocol in conducting checkpoints was given by the KPPO, Emergency Management System from the Bureau of Fire Management and a practical training on traffic management where participants were divided into three groups and deployed in strategic areas in the hub of the City (Rotary Marker, Block 3 Bulanao National Road and the Rotanda) where traffic converged.
‘’The training workshop would result to the empowerment of the POSO Traffic Management Team expected to manage the City’s traffic situations and would also be possibly responding to emergency situations such as fire incidents and traffic vehicular accidents,’’ Dionisio Falgui III, POSO chief quoted.
By Darwin S. Serion