The Bacolod Sangguniang Panlungsod is requesting the City Mayor’s Office and the Bacolod Traffic Authority Office (BTAO) to seriously consider giving accident insurance and/or health insurance coverage to the city’s job order personnel who work as traffic enforcers in view of the nature of their work assignment.
The resolution, authored by Councilor Sonya Verdeflor, said that on January 8, a female BTAO enforcer, while performing her duties at night, was hit by a multicab at Burgos-Lacson streets in Barangay 19, Bacolod City, and sustained injuries.
Bacolod City, at present, has only 26 regular traffic enforcers and the rest are job order personnel assigned to enforce traffic without any accident insurance coverage or PhilHealth to ensure their general welfare, in case of accidents while on duty, the press release said.
The Barangay 19 accident is an eye opener for the city government of Bacolod to seriously consider the general welfare of its traffic enforcers considering the nature of their work assignment, the resolution added.*
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