Oriental Mindoro governor Humerlito Dolor asked the Land Transportation Office (LTO) to temporarily suspend the implementation of the Private Motor Vehicle Inspection Center (PMVIC) program after private car owners flooded the LTO in Calapan for this.
“Kasi nung Monday last week, dumagsa ang tao, nawala na ‘yung social distancing, nawala na health protocols. Nagpadala ako ng mga tents para gamitin ng mga tao pero kulang na kulang,” Dolor said in an interview with TeleRadyo Wednesday morning.
Before private vehicle owners can register, their vehicle must first pass an inspection by accredited PMVICs.
On January 26, Dolor forwarded his letter to the LTO Central Office to the regional director for his request for suspension.
“Hiniling ko ng pormal ngayon sa pamunuan LTO na pansamantalang ipahinto muna ang implementasyon ng bago nilang regulasyon na sa LTO Calapan lamang maaring magparehistro ang mga pribadong sasakyan samantalang mayroon namang LTO Extension Offices sa Pinamalayan at Roxas,” the governor said on his letter.
Or. Mindoro gov requests suspension of LTO private vehicle inspection program
In the letter, Dolor said he supported any measures related to the modernization of the transportation industry but stressed that the implementation of the program is not timely with the COVID-19 pandemic.
Dolor also stressed that requiring people from the province to go to only one location is a threat to public health as it could cause the spread of COVID-19.
“Up to now, I have not received a letter,” he said.
As a result, Dolor ordered the Provincial Legal Officer to prepare a draft of their petition to be filed in court.
“We are going to file within the week our petition sa court for a temporary restraining order with a petition for a preliminary injunction para ipatigil pansamantala ang pagi-implement nito,” he said.
“Ako ay nagre-request na sagutin nila letter natin, kung hindi po, ipa-file ko na po petition sa court,” he added.