Press Release
April 21, 2015

Moratorium on "No Plate No Travel" Policy or face zero budget for incompetence - Cayetano
Files senate resolution investigating delays in plates and driver's licenses

Senate Majority Leader Alan Peter Cayetano reiterated his call for a 30-day moratorium on the implementation of the No plate, No travel or else he will block the Land Transportation Office's budget for 2016.

"Walang mawawala sa LTO at sa gobyerno kung sa loob ng 30 araw 'wag muna ipatupad ang no plate no travel policy. ito ay habang inaantay ang supply ng plaka at nirerepaso ang systema ng pag rehistro at pagkuha ng plaka," Cayetano said. "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 taxpayers deserve real change or tunay na pagbabago by providing their plates immediately because that's what government service is all about.

"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 said. "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."

Cayetano filed Senate Resolution number 1288 to investigate the issues on delayed plates and driver's licenses and pointed to the continued embarrassing inefficiency of the LTO.

"Government agencies' tact of causing inconvenience and punishing the public for their inefficiency and incompetence must stop," Cayetano said.

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