MANILA, Philippines - The Land Transportation Office (LTO) claims that they never said "No Plate, No Travel" but instead "No Registration, No Travel". Should the owner of the newly bought vehicle present an OR, then they cannot be apprehended but pay a Php 5,000 fine? Confusing.
Confusion Over 'No Registration, No Travel' Policy
May 28, 2015 at 4:32 AM
Posted by : Pinoy Secret Writer
Filed Under : News & Events
"To clarify never kaming nagsabi na 'no plate, no travel.' Ang sinasabi namin lagi 'no registration no travel.' Kapag hindi rehistrado ang sasakyan ninyo, hindi kayo pwedeng tumakbo," according to Atty. Alfonso Tan.
"Kung wala pang plaka ang bagong biling sasakyan at rehistrado naman ito, hindi ito pwedeng hulihin ng kanilang mga tauhan."
But according to Memorandum Circular No. AVT-2015-1927, it is stated that:
1. Any vehicle without license plates shall be stopped and the driver must present the Certificate of Registration (CR) and Official Receipt (OR) of the vehicle;
2. If only CR/OR are presented, a fine of Php 5,000.00 shall be imposed for failure to attach the plates;
The said statement of Tan is kind of misleading compared to what is stated on the said policy. If the vehicle does not have a license plate but do have the CR/OR, then they cannot be apprehended. But what is stated on the policy is that they will be fined Php 5,000.
So Atty. Tan, which is which? They cannot be apprehended but they have to pay the fine? What kind of policy is that? Why not suspend the said policy first and revert it back when you guys have the capacity to supply license plates and not bringing up a policy that is not applicable yet. This will cause confusion to both motorist and enforcers. And again, another opportunity for corrupt enforcers to abuse this confusing policy to those who are unaware.
Dear LTO, please fix your effing policy.