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P100K for MMDA enforcers not meant as bribe, Chavit Singson clarifies

Jan Milo Severo - Philstar.com

MANILA, Philippines — Former Ilocos Sur Gov. Chavit Singson explained that the P100,000 he plans to give to Metro Manila Development Authority (MMDA) traffic enforcers is intended as a reward for doing their job and not as a bribe.

During an interview with the media at the grand opening of BB.Q Chicken's latest store in Ayala Mall Feliz, Singson elaborated on the details of the incident.

He said that he will give the reward money on Monday. 

“Sa Monday (ko ibibigay), kasi ipinagpaalam ko muna baka akala nila bribe 'yun. Ano 'yun, to encourage enforcers to do their duties and to show that no one is above the law," he said. 

“Whatever the reason, kako nga talagang kasalanan namin dahil nag-overtake kami du’n, e. Umiwas lang kami pero maski na anong rason, mali pa rin kami kako at hindi dapat tularan,” he added.

In a separate interview at the same event, Singson apologized for violating the bus lane rules. 

“Humihingi ako ng paumanhin sa MMDA. Pinapahanap ko na si Chairman (Romando) Artes, magpapadala ako ng P100,000 premyo sa mga nanghuli para ma-encourage sila na manghuli," he said. 

BB.Q Chicken Philippines opened its Avala Malls Feliz branch yesterday, marking its debut in Pasig and its seventh store in the Philippines. 

The branch boasts an inviting ambiance and spacious event area, making it the perfect venue for special occasions and gatherings. The restaurant offers versatile function rooms ideal for private parties, corporate events, and celebrations of all kinds, Guests can also unwind and socialize at the beautiful bar, enjoying a refreshing selection of beverages alongside BB.Q Chicken's mouthwatering menu offerings.

To celebrate its grand opening, BB.Q Chicken Ayala Malls Feliz invites guests to experience its irresistible lineup of Korean fried chicken, tantalizing sides, and signature sauces. Whether indulging in a meal with family and friends or hosting a memorable event, the restaurant promises an unforgettable culinary journey.

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