From an email:
Fyi, effective 15 July 2004, the Metro Manila Development Authority (MMDA) will implement a new violation ticketing system called Metropolitan Traffic Ticket (MTT) wherein an MMDA Traffic enforcer (in light blue shirts ad blue pants) should issue an MTT only for a traffic violation without confiscating the driver’s license. The MTT should be paid at MMDA or a Metrobank branch within seven (7) days. An unpaid or overdue MTT will be cause for rejection of a driver’s license when renewal is applied for at the Land Transportation Office (LTO) every three (3) years. Appels for rejected driver’s license renewals would have to be taken up in an LTO traffic court. Drivers who have3 been issued MTTs should therefore keep the copy of the MTT when marked as paid at least until the next renewal of the driver’s license.
Effective today, 16 JUly 2004, Makati City will implement its new Traffic Ordinance which is basically the same set of traffic rules as that of the MMDA and LTO but with higher fines for traffic violations. This ordinance will be implemented by enforcers (in yellow shirts and in black pants) of the Makati Public Safety Authority (MAPSA). Unlike the MMDA traffic violations ticketing system, MAPSA will issue its own traffic ticket and confiscate the driver’s license. The ticket will allow a driver to drive for seven (7) days during which time he must pay the fine and retrieve his driver’s license at the MAPSA Headquarters in Ayala avenue cor Buendia Avenue.