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I-ACT clears the streets with over 150 apprehensions in one day

I-ACT clears the streets with over 150 apprehensions in one day image

Anton Andres / DOTr | May 17, 2018 14:00

Record amount of violators apprehended during Task Force Alamid

In just a single day of patrolling the Metro, I-ACT apprehended 156 vehicles due to various traffic violations. The agency sent out two teams to patrol the streets, namely Alpha and Bravo. The result was I-ACT netting its highest number of apprehensions in a single day of operation since Task Force Alamid was formed late 2017.

One team was sent out yesterday along Pan-Philippine Highway (along Marcos Highway), SM City North, and at Masinag in Antipolo, Rizal. The other team meanwhile was assigned along Santolan, as well as on the 2nd and 4th avenues by Camp Crame.

I-ACT clears the streets with over 150 apprehensions in one day

Team Alpha was tasked to operate Task Force KAMAO, Tanggal Bulok-Tanggal Usok, and other initial programs of the Council such as apprehending colorum PUVs. Team Bravo on the other hand, also known as "IACTsyon Sumbong", is tasked to address the complaints brought to the Council's chatbot hotline.

During the operation, IACTsyon Sumbong (Team Bravo) acted on Ticket Numbers 1000794 and 1000809 which reported illegal parking of motorcycles and other vehicles along Bonny Serrano Ave-Camp Crame, Quezon City. As a result, 54 motorcycles and 30 other vehicles were impounded. Team Bravo also acted on illegal structures which were later destroyed as part of the clearing operation.

I-ACT clears the streets with over 150 apprehensions in one day

By the end of the day, 50 vehicles were issued citations due to defective parts and other violations, according to the DOTr. A further 88 vehicles were impounded for out-of-line operations and illegal parking. Smoke belching citations on the other hand amounted to 18 violators, both from the private and public utility sector.