DoJ asked to act vs employee on row vs MMDA

The Metro Manila Development Authority on Wednesday asked the Department of Justice to take action against its female employee who was caught on viral video showing her arguing with traffic enforcers who apprehended her for illegal parking.

“We conveyed this matter to [Justice] Secretary Menard Guevarra. He told us to forward our [formal] letter and they will take action,” said MMDA general manager Jose Arturo Garcia Jr.

Garcia said his agency also recommended to the Land Transportation Office to suspend the driver’s license of Christine Villamora Estepa, a prosecution lawyer at the DoJ.

The LTO reportedly gave Estepa five days for her to reply and answer the recommendation of the MMDA.

Aside from these actions, the MMDA legal team is also preparing filing numerous complaints against Estepa for assaulting the traffic enforcers who apprehended her when she parked her vehicle near Suki Market in Barangay Sta. Teresita in Quezon City. 

“Other possible Cases are being studied such as direct assault to traffic enforcers. An MMDA service vehicle was also damaged after she tried to escape. She is a lawyer and we can also file disbarment,” said Garcia.

“This case must serve as moral lesson to others. This is just a simple traffic violation. Please don’t argue or make confrontation (with law enforcers),” he added.

Topics: Metro Manila Development Authority , Department of Justice , Secretary Menard Guevarra , Jose Arturo Garcia Jr. , Land Transportation Office
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