"Dancing Santa" MMDA traffic enforcer amuses commuters

Agence France-Presse (AFP)-via Interaksyon.com-reports that Metropolitan Manila Development Authority (MMDA) traffic enforcer Ramiro Hinojas, 55, has injected some holiday cheer into his tasks. In an effort to cheer up commuters, he wears a Santa Claus suit while directing traffic. on top of that, he also displays his Michael jackson dance moves.

Agence France-Presse (AFP)-via Interaksyon.com-reports that Metropolitan Manila Development Authority (MMDA) traffic enforcer Ramiro Hinojas, 55, has injected some holiday cheer into his tasks. In an effort to cheer up commuters, he wears a Santa Claus suit while directing traffic. on top of that, he also displays his Michael jackson dance moves.

 

The AFP report quoted Hinojas, who said in Filipino, "It gives me joy to see people happy while they’re stuck in traffic, because I know how the rush hour can make anyone crazy." Hinojas added that he decided "to introduce the Michael Jackson dance routines in an effort to get motorists to take notice and follow his instructions."

 

According to the report, motorists show that they appreciate Hinojas’ efforts by honking their horns. Some buy him food or offer cash donations that augment his "measly" take-home pay. The AFP report claimed that Hinojas’ daily pay amounted to less than $3 or P150.

 

For more on this story, read the AFP article posted on Interaksyon.com.

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