Gov’t hunts down ‘road-unworthy’ vehicles

Michaela Andrea
PUBLISHED January 9, 2018 09:29 am
Photo from DOTr Undersecretary for Roads Tim Orbos

(Inside Manila) Department of Transportation (DOTr) on Monday, January 8, started to hunt down decrepit Public Utility Vehicles (PUV) as part of the modernization program.


Inter-agency Council on Traffic (I-ACT) was able to flag down 123 PUVs for smoke belching and 130 for defective parts.


Drivers will be asked to submit their apprehended vehicles to the Land Transportation Office (LTO) within 24 hours for “roadworthiness” inspection.



Vehicle owners who fail to do so will be tracked by I-ACT and their vehicles will be impounded. Meanwhile, those who will pass will be authorized to hit the roads for the next three years.


“Pag hindi sila sumipot within 24 hours, ha-huntingin na po sila ng task force Alamid sa kalsada. 'Pag nakuha ito sa kalsada, i-impound na siya,” Parañaque Traffic Head and Task Force Alamid officer Teddy Barandino said while apprehending a Malanday Metrolink Bus along EDSA.


Task Force Alamid, who is in charge of the operations, is from the Metropolitan Manila Development Authority, Philippine National Police, Highway Patrol Group, Armed Forces of the Philippines, and local government units.

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