Senator Richard Gordon said that he’s favor in some public officials to use “wang-wang” or siren to escape traffic as long as their not going to misuse it.
In an interview, Gordon said that sirens are being used by some public officials to attend urgent meetings and hearing.
“You know yung mga yan pa-cute e. Like, hindi kami aabot sa mga hearing namin… Wang-wang is okay as long as you don’t misuse it. Alam mo, OA yun e,” said Gordon.
However, he said that some public officials misusing the privilege of using sirens while traveling are not being caught.
“Kahit na sino, may kaibigan lang dun sa military, bibigyan ng lisensiya. Di pwede yun, dapat hulihin natin, the trouble is wala tayong nahuhuli,” he said.
According to Gordon, he’s not using siren when traveling to work, however he got motorcycle escorts to guide him.
“I can do without it but alam naman niyo ang tulog ko four hours a day. Meron pa akong opisina sa Red Cross which is my volunteer work. You cannot take that away from me,” he said.
Gordon made the said statement after Vice President Leni Robredo urged the public officials not to use wang-wang so they can contribute to solving the traffic problem in the country.
“‘Yung wang-wang kasi parang sinsasabi mo ‘’yung mga lakad niyo hindi importante lakad ko lang ‘yung importante’,” she said.
The lawmaker also said that the proposal to force public officials to commute every Monday is impractical saying that there are more ways to solve the traffic in the country.
“Like the carpooling law; maagang papasok mga students, maaga ring uuwi, staggered working hours; and bawasan ang traffic lights para mabilis among others. These could be studied,” Gordon said.