Vice President Leni Robredo wants the use of sirens banned for government officials so they will know how hard it is to be stuck in traffic with other commuters and motorists.
Robredo expressed dislike for the use of sirens, known as “wang wang” in the vernacular, on her weekly radio show, “Biserbisyong Leni.”
“Ang sabi ko, sobrang insulto iyon, iyong wang-wang, kasi parang sinasabi mo, ‘Iyong mga lakad niyo hindi importante; lakad ko lang iyong importante,'” she said.
“Kapag parating ganito iyong kalakaran ng government officials, talagang paano mo mararamdaman iyong bigat na dinadala ng ating mga kababayan?” the Vice President added.
Robredo said that even though she’s the Vice President, there were times when her convoy wasn’t spared from being forced to give way to vehicles using sirens.
She said government officials should lead in showing the public there are traffic rules that must be followed.
“Sana iyong mga nagwa-wang-wang, huwag nang mag-wang-wang,” Robredo said.