BALANGA CITY, Bataan – Metro Bataan Development Authority (MBDA) General Manager Charlie Pizarro, in mixed emotions said, “matutuwa ba tayo sa malaking income na nalikom mula sa speeding violations o malulungkot’, because despite the efforts of the government to minimize violations, it seems motorists still defy the provincial ordinance with the very purpose of preventing road accidents. Pizarro said this amid reports from his office that as of March 26, 2019, the total number of TOP issued is 5,131 citations with an estimated income of 10, 662, 218 excluding the unclaimed TOP 367 licenses which amount to 762,626.00 hence the total income generated is 9,899,592.00 which all goes to the provincial coffer.
In this regard, the MBDA Manager said that his office would like to request thru Gov. Abet Garcia for the Sangguniang Panlalawigan to insert some amendments on the Provincial Ordinance No. 4 series of 2016 which lays down the rate of speed for all types of motor vehicles within the boundaries of Bataan; the MBDA as the sole provincial office assigned to enforce the ordinance and be given a share of at least 10% to 20% from the total income generated from speeding violations for their office and staff development.