MMDA chairman Francis Tolentino’s statement on the Fabros incident
We at the MMDA condemn to the highest degree the physical assault perpetrated by an abusive and violent motorist on our hapless traffic enforcer who was just enforcing traffic laws.
This, I believe, is the last thing the MMDA can afford. It defames the person of Mr. Saturnino Fabros, the undersigned as chief executive of the office, as well as the MMDA’s. …
Mr. Fabros was just doing his job dutifully as a traffic enforcer.
The actions of Mr. Robert Blair Carabuena showed total disregard for a person of authority and a blatant disrespect for the law.
A public apology is demanded from Mr. Carabuena, not only for Mr. Fabros, but for the entire Authority, which he unjustly and intentionally offended.
All support will be given to Mr. Fabros in his search for justice in the proper court. I urge the MMDA community to continue the good work that we have shown for the past years, and because of your support and cooperation, we have served the public and achieved our mission with sincerity, and integrity.
Keep in mind that this incident should not have happened in the first place.
Nonetheless, I trust that this unfortunate spectacle shall become an example for all motorists on how to behave and conduct themselves.