The name “Bong Nebrija” is known to be that of a no-nonsense and fair enforcer of traffic rules throughout the busy stretch of EDSA that covers six Metro Manila cities.
Today, new Metro Manila Development Authority (MMDA) chairman, Romando Artes has reassigned Col. Edison “Bong” Nebrija, from his duties in EDSA to again lead the Task Force Special Operations (TFSO) and Anti-Colorum Unit. Traffic Operations Officer IV, Jeffrey Torres, will replace Nebrija for EDSA duties.
The former EDSA boss will again enforce traffic rules within all of MMDA’s jurisdiction in Metro Manila, including clearing operations to remove all kinds of obstructions.
Artes said Nebrija served as head of the TFSO during the time of late MMDA chairman, Danilo Lim, and he had seen his performance in leading the clearing operations to remove all kinds of obstructions.
“We trust the capability of Nebrija to enforce traffic rules and regulations beyond the stretch of EDSA, and clear Mabuhay Lanes and other major thoroughfares of traffic obstructions,” said Artes.
Nebrija, in his statement, said that the TFSO will concentrate on providing alternative routes to motorists, especially now that traffic is going back to normal.
“We will intensify our clearing operations so that motorists would have alternate routes aside from EDSA. We are thankful that the management is supportive of our programs to ease traffic in Metro Manila.”
Torres, for his part, said he will continue Nebrija’s efforts to manage traffic on EDSA. He also assured constant visibility of traffic enforcers along the highway, especially during rush hours when traffic congestion is at its peak.