(CEBU CITY – Public Information Office) Following the tragic death of two traffic enforcers of the Cebu City Traffic Operations Management or Citom, the city government is now considering on giving a hazard pay for city’s traffic enforcers as premium to their risky job.
Citom traffic enforcers Armando Abdon Daligdig and Ma. Theresa Bascones died while they were on duty in 2013 and 2014 respectively. The CITOM has currently 298 traffic enforcers manning the city streets by shifts every day.
Citom traffic enforcer Maria Theresa Bascones, a resident of Villa Kauswagan in Barangay Basak Pardo, Cebu City died while on duty last July 17, 2014 after being hit by a vehicle driven by a Korean lady.
She was manning traffic along Governor Cuenco Avenue in Barangay Banilad this city in front of Gaisano Country Mall when a Hyundai Tucson Wagon with plate number YEF614 driven by Heo Sun Kyung hit her.
She suffered severe head injuries and rushed by responding Emergency Rescue Unit Foundation members to the Perpetual Succour Hospital but passed away hours after the incident.
Heo a native of Seoul in South Korea who is temporarily residing at Santa Barbara Condominium in Barangay Apas this city allegedly ran after the incident but was captured by police authorities and detained.
The Korean lady agreed to shoulder all the expenses in hospital and burial of the traffic enforcer and provide assistance to the family.
Bascones served the city as Citom traffic enforcer for twelve years. Her family did not file a case to the 49-year old Korean lady.
The city government of Cebu headed by Mayor Michael Rama has extended helping hands to the bereaved family of Bascones such as burial assistance and other needs. A tribute was also given to the late traffic enforcer.
The Cebu City Government headed by Mayor Michael Rama extended helping hands to the bereaved family of Armando Abdon Daligdig, 47, a Citom traffic enforcer who was shot dead last Thursday June 6, 2013 while manning traffic along Gov. M. Cuenco Avenue in Barangay Banilad, this city.
Mayor Rama immediately rushed to the Gullas Medical Center, also located in Barangay Banilad after receiving information about the incident. The People's Mayor ordered all concerned offices to provide all forms of help for the family, and challenged police authorities to immediately solve the case before he left to continue his 22 days vacation leave.