Senate Majority Leader Alan Peter Cayetano urges the Land Transportation Office to stop for 30 days its ‘No plate, No Travel’ policy or face zero budget in 2016. He said LTO has nothing to lose if they will temporarily stop the said policy while waiting for the supply of plates.
“Threatening vehicle owners with stiff penalties for a problem LTO created is grossly unfair and must stop. At the same time, a moratorium will allow the LTO enough time to set its house in order by fully servicing backlogs of vehicle owners and car dealers,” the senator said.
He also reminded LTO about taxes collected from vehicle owners. “We remind the LTO that it collected more than 17.16 billion pesos in 2013, and 11 billion pesos collected from Road User’s Tax.”
Cayetano added “the failure of DOTC and LTO to serve their mandated tasks is inexcusable and unacceptable, yet they have the temerity to invoke the law penalizing victims of their inefficiency.”