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Students under SPES to help direct traffic flow - Jawo

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The city government will use the services of students under the Special Program for Employment of Students (SPES) to help in the implementation of the experimental traffic rerouting scheme.

Traffic coordinator Jawo Jimenez disclosed, the students will only help and assist motorists in directing the traffic flow, but are not allowed to man traffic.

Jimenez said, while traffic police, traffic enforcers and tanods are already manning the various intersections and junctions of the city’s thoroughfares but still they lack manpower, thus the proposal to put-up SPES students.

According to Jimenez, they will field five to ten SPES in intersections for additional manpower to guide the motorists.

Every year, the city government employs thousands of students in the SPES program assigning them in different barangays and government offices.

The city government pays forty percent of their salary while the Department of Labor and Employment shares 60 percent.

Meanwhile, city police director, Sr. Supt. Luisito Magnaye also disclosed that Boy Scouts will also help in the traffic scheme.

“We need as many help as we can get to make our traffic experiment successful,” Magnaye said.

He said they will sit with the city government to tackle on the proposal to include Saturdays and Sundays in the experimental traffic scheme.(Nonong Santiago)




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