After the Land Transportation Office (LTO) enforced the “no plate, no travel” policy that was put in effect April 1, the Metropolitan Manila Development Authority (MMDA) is reportedly urging the LTO to reconsider their policy in time for the Holy Week, calling it “untimely” and “un-Christian”, according to ABS-CBN News.
Under the stricter enforcement of the policy, all motor vehicles must show valid license plates, or else they will be apprehended.
The report says the MMDA expressed that they are “not inclined to apprehend the violators of the LTO order” because it is “ill-timed” and “restricts the timely observance of Filipino religious tradition”.
MMDA chairman Francis Tolentino also said that the policy may be unconstitutional as it prohibits an individual from using his own property “without due process of law”, according to the report.
The chairman also said that as there is a shortage of public buses due to the holiday and with the incoming typhoon Chedeng, “we must be able to move people immediately out of harm’s way utilizing safe vehicles”, according to the report.
What do you guys think of the new “no plate, no travel” policy? Do you agree with MMDA chair Tolentino that it should be repealed?