The traffic enforcer of the Metropolitan Manila Development Authority (MMDA) who was verbally assaulted and slapped by a tobacco executive last year said he was saddened by the decision of the Land Transportation Office (LTO) junking the request of the agency to revoke the abusive driver's license.
But Saturnino Fabros is still hoping that the LTO would hear their side on the case against Robert Blair Carabuena, adding that the MMDA has already filed a motion for reconsideration on the decision.
"Sa tingin ko sana po hindi na s'ya pinagbigyan kasi ang nangyari sa akin, hanggang ngayon natatakot pa din ako na baka muli n'ya akong madaanan (For me, he should not have been given another chance as I still fear that he could again see me on duty)," Fabros said.
He said the fear he feels is not only for himself but for all his colleagues manning traffic.
For his part, MMDA Assistant General Manager Emerson Carlos urged Fabros not to lose hope assuring that the agency will continue its effort to reverse the LTO decision by filing the motion for reconsideration.
"Tuloy lang natin ang trabaho at wag panghihinaan ng loob sa LTO decision na ito," Carlos said.
Earlier, MMDA Chairman Francis Tolentino expressed surprise at the LTO's dismissal of their request against Carabuena saying that he has done was a clear disregard of authority.