Mayor Benjamin Magalong directed the Baguio City Police Office to report or apprehend persons using sirens, blinkers, and similar gadgets illegally or without authority in the city.
In a memorandum to BCPO Director, Col. Glenn Lonogan dated Nov. 5, the mayor said the unauthorized use of siren, bell, horn, whistle, and similar devices capable of producing loud or startling sounds as well as blinkers, domelights and similar signaling or flashing gadgets is prohibited under Presidential Decree 96 s. 1973.
PD 96 only allows use of said devices by vehicles designated on official capacity by the Armed Forces of the Philippines, National Bureau of Investigation, Philippine National Police, Land Transportation Commission, Bureau of Fire and hospital ambulances.
“The use of said devices is allowed for official vehicles but in contemplation of emergency situations only. Henceforth, you are directed to cascade to all units to immediately report or apprehend persons who are using the same without authority or in contravention with the law,” the mayor stressed in his memorandum. – Aileen P. Refuerzo