Traffic bill gains support from DOJ

17 August 2015

Justice Secretary Leila De Lima supported the bill creating the Metro Cebu Traffic Management Authority (MCTMA).

In a position paper submitted before the House Committee on Government Enterprises and Privatization, De Lima manifested no constitutional or legal objection to the bill. She said, “we find the proposed bill very timely and responsive to the current traffic condition within the metropolitan area of Cebu City and the Province of Cebu.”

House Bill 5556 authored by Cebu Rep. Gabriel Luigi Quisumbing, seeks to create a central body to be tasked with the formulation and implementation of an efficient traffic system in Cebu.

De Lima proposed the inclusion of Cebu City in the enumeration of cities and municipalities composing Metro Cebu.

She also suggested the addition of a provision in the draft bill for the installation of a single ticketing system and the legal authority of MCTMA over its implementation.

Further, the Secretary recommended the inclusion of a provision expressly lodging certain powers and functions of the Chairman and General Manager of the proposed MCTMA.

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