Driver who berated MMDA traffic enforcer to be sued

The driver who berated an MMDA traffic enforcer along Commonwealth-Tandang Sora in Quezon City last week will soon be facing charges.

A video showing the unidentified driver angrily scolding and hurting traffic constable Renato Villafuerte has gone viral via social media.

The 5-minute clip was taken by a lady traffic enforcer whom the MMDA identified as Fatima Factor, who apprehended the driver for obstruction.

Here's the video of the incident followed by the official statement from the Metropolitan Manila Development Authority:

This incident happened last June 25, Thursday, at around 6am along Commonwealth-Tandang Sora. The driver was apprehended by our lady constable, Fatima Factor, for obstruction. Upon slowing down, he almost hit Factor. This was witnessed by another constable of ours, Renato Villafuerte, who came to Factor's aid beside the car, and then the driver became visibly agitated.

The video in question occurs after that. Our traffic constables were subjected to prolonged verbal abuse and physical assault, at which point police assistance was sought. The driver managed to leave before the police arrived, but our team was able to take down the plate number of the vehicle.

Throughout the incident, Villafuerte and our constables maintained their professionalism and conducted themselves responsibly. We commend them for rising above the situation even when faced with unwarranted disrespect and hostility. We will be filing an official complaint against the driver with the LTO, and further evaluate the possibility of filing a criminal complaint against him.

We would like to thank everyone who expressed their support to Villafuerte and our Commonwealth traffic constables. We train our constables to treat everyone with nothing but respect and courtesy, and only hope that they be treated the same way by the people that they serve.

Thank you very much.

The side of the driver is yet to be known. Hopefully, it will be made public after the filing of cases against him.