- A traffic enforcer was spotted dancing while clearing out traffic in Tacloban
- According to TOMECO, the dance challenge intends to entertain motorists and make the enforcers enjoy their job at the same time
- Before the Tacloban enforcers, there have been a few other traffic enforcers in the past who also danced their way to popularity
- In 2011, Ramiro Hinojas, a traffic enforcer in Manila, became popular in YouTube for his Michael Jackson dance moves he incorporated with his traffic hand signals
TACLOBAN CITY, Philippines – Who said you can’t work and play at the same time? Tacloban-based traffic enforcer was filmed doing the “Trumpets” challenge – the hottest dance craze that’s stormed the country.
According to ABS-CBN News, some other members of the Traffic Operations Management Enforcement and Control Office (TOMECO) even showcased other dance moves such as cha-cha while doing their jobs in the busy streets of the city. This ‘extracurricular activity’, says TOMECO, keeps stressed out motorists pleasantly occupied, and help the enforcers enjoy their work too.
The ‘dancing enforcer’ gimmick, as always, earned positive feedback from ‘street audiences’.
One of the pedestrians, Kris Sonorio, who enjoyed the enforcer’s performance said in Waray:
“Karisyohan liwat didi… Para ano, mawawara it kapoy.” [It makes us happy. It takes the stress away.]
Another onlooker, Jay R from Iloilo, took a video of the dancing traffic enforcer saying he will upload it on social media to let others know how enforcers man the traffic in Tacloban.
“Para makita ng lahat na dito sa Tacloban, ang traffic enforcers sumasayaw.”
[So others can see that here in Tacloban our traffic enforcers dance.]
In 2011, 55-year-old Ramiro Hinojas, a dancing traffic enforcer in Manila, became popular in YouTube after amused motorists witnessed his ‘Michael Jackson’-inspired dance routines which he incorporated with his traffic hand signals to keep the roads free flowing.