21 cops fined for traffic violations in Cagayan de Oro

The Police Regional Office (PRO) director in Northern Mindanao lambasted the 21 police personnel who committed various violations during the inspection of police-owned vehicles and motorcycles, Monday.

PRO-Northern Mindanao Director Rolando Anduyan ordered the police officers’ explanation before he imposes administrative sanctions against them.

“This is part of the internal cleansing program of the PNP (Philippine National Police), prohibiting PNP personnel from using unregistered vehicles and in support to the campaign against unregistered vehicles,” Brigadier General Anduyan said.

The Northern Mindanao police simultaneously inspected vehicles and motorcycles owned by police officers from the regional headquarters down to provincial and city police officers. Highway Patrol Group and PNP regional crime laboratory were also part of the inspection.

Authorities checked around 452 vehicles and motorcycles, wherein 21 police personnel were issued citation tickets for different violations, including delinquent registration, failure to carry OR/CR, no plate attached, and expired license. One is even wearing slippers while driving.

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21 cops fined for violations in Cagayan de Oro

PRO-Northern Mindanao spokesperson Mardy Hortillosa said those who were issued with citation tickets are required to pay the corresponding penalties to the local government.

Lieutenant Colonel Hortillosa said in vernacular, “All police vehicles inside the headquarters were inspected to check if there are violations. Those who were issued citation tickets will pay the fine at the city hall for their violations and will be asked to explain to regional director Anduyan.”

Anduyan urged the public to be vigilant and report any police misconduct to higher officials. He assured they would take appropriate actions against any erring personnel of the Philippine National Police.