MOTOR VEHICLE POLICY OF PUBLIC ORDER AND SAFETY OFFICE OF URDANETA CITY
A RESEARCH PRESENTED TO THE FACULTY OF THE COLLEGE OF
URDANETA CITY UNIVERSITY
In a Partial Fulfillment of the Requirements for the Degree
Bachelor of Information Technology
Jun Kelvin E. Negranza
Gerald G. Jose
Khevin D. Comesario
Dominador Q. Oliban Jr.
Mark Jumil Almera
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ACKNOWLEDGEMENT iii DEDICATION
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Background of the Study
Public services tend to be those considered as so essential to modern life that for moral reasons their universal provision should be guaranteed. This is a service which is provided by government to people living within its jurisdiction, either directly (through the public sector) or by financing private provision of services. A service is helping others with a specific need or want. One marker of these services is to secure safety and peaceful environment. In this era of development, safety, security and public order is needed. “Kapag marami kasi ang population, it follows na may crime (Where the population is big, crime is more likely to occur),” Bartolome said, according to Elona, JM of the Philippine Daily Inquirer (PDI) (2012). As expected, development of certain areas like Urdaneta City shall encounter problems which should be addressed properly in order to sustain and maintain continuous capabilities in attaining its objectives. In this existing situation, additional law enforcement officers are needed. They should be more observant, alert and responsive in all situations. Not only for crimes but also to other accidents like road accidents, natural calamity, emergency situations and rescue that cannot urgently responded by the policeman. Schatzi Quodala, Inquirer Research (2012) of the total 77,110 Metro Manila road accidents last year, 7,656 accidents occurred in December 2011, the highest for the year, according to recent Metropolitan Manila Development Authority statistics. These resulted in 6,029 incidents of damage to property, 1,581 nonfatal injuries and 46 fatalities. Most of these accidents is first responded by the MMDA officer and reported to the higher authority or officials. “Together with the Philippine National Police (PNP), we are buttressing our effort to put a stop to the horrors of congested roads, traffic moving at a snail’s pace or even stops to a standstill especially along EDSA. We will throw the book at undisciplined drivers who are so brazen in violating traffic laws. We have decided to join hands with the PNP and other concerned agencies to find honest-to-goodness answers to the perennial traffic problem and breakdown of discipline driver. Our collaborative efforts with the PNP are part of a long-term task that refers to the general picture, to educate our countrymen on obeying the law and installing discipline on them,” Tolentino said. According to the Metro Manila Development Authority (MMDA), the Agency cracked down on buses, jeeps and taxis operating without a license and violating other traffic laws. The immediately freed up EDSA from previously-perennial traffic jams, and resulted to 66,296 tickets issued from July 26 – August 23, 2010, 234 tickets issued to colorum vehicles and 311 vehicles in MMDA impounding areas. With this existing concern, the help of employing and recruiting additional public servant specially those of law enforcement sectors are badly needed to help utilize the peace and order and secure the protection of the citizens. According to the City Ordinance No. 071-2009 of Urdaneta City, Pangasinan, the implementation of Public Order and Safety Office (POSO) Urdaneta City shall...
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