Today, Metro Manila motorists woke up to the news that Robert Blair Carabuena--the man who was caught on video bullying MMDA traffic enforcer Saturnino Fabros in August last year--is now free to drive a motor vehicle again after the Land Transportation Office decided that his action was merely a traffic violation and not a criminal offense.
As expected, MMDA chairman Francis Tolentino contested the decision, saying "Mr. Carabuena's action was not only a crime, but a clear and blatant disregard for authority. People like him with that kind of temper and behavior should not be allowed to drive on our roads because he is a danger not only to our enforcers but also to other motorists."
So now, the questions: Is the LTO right in refusing to revoke Carabuena's license? Is revoking Carabuena's license too harsh to begin with, and that he should have merely been slapped with a longer suspension? Or is the MMDA chief correct in thinking that Carabuena should be permanently banned from our roads?
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