Bacolod Traffic gets new chief, relocates office


The Bacolod Traffic Authority has a new leader and a new office.

Former Negros Occidental board member Patrick Lacson was appointed as the new officer-in-charge of BTAO on Friday, November 3.

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Lacson, who run as councilor under the group of Benitez last May election, but lost, was appointed to head the city’s traffic department after the mayor removed Police Maj. Junjie Liba from his post.

Lacson who joined the press conference of Benitez promised to ensure a more efficient BTAO that will not tolerate any waste of taxpayers’ money.

In a statement he also said: “I am truly appreciative of the trust Mayor Albee Benitez has placed in me, and I am committed to serving the city and its residents with dedication and diligence”.

He added: “I want to emphasize that I am open to suggestions and eager to collaborate with all stakeholders to ensure that our work is inclusive and reflective of the community’s needs and aspirations.

The BTAO has also relocated to a new office at BazketBCD at 15th Lacson Street after Police Colonel Noel Aliño of the Bacolod City Police Office, raised security concerns with the traffic office located within the police headquarters.

The Bacolod police finds it as a security concerns as civilians would usually go in and out of the headquarters to get their impounded vehicles.

The new office is larger and has more space for impounded vehicles.