On December 7 of last year, the Manila Mayor Isko Moreno launched the city's very own No-contact Apprehension Program. As the name implies, traffic violators will no longer be apprehended by traffic enforcers on the ground level but will be monitored via the city’s CCTVs. A summon will be sent to the registered address of traffic violators.

Manila’s no-contact apprehension is very real imageWe covered some of the details to protect the traffic violator's privacy

Some motorists might think, considering Manila’s “lenient” traffic enforcement, that the city is not serious about this no-contact apprehension program. Think again.

In a public social media post by Ranmar Sacapaño, he shared what appears to be a summon from the Manila Traffic and Parking Bureau (MTPB), informing the traffic violator that he was caught on camera violating the city’s lane markings when he stopped at the pedestrian crossing. His penalty is PhP2,000.


The summon also tells the exact location, time, and date of the violation, as well as the vehicle’s (motorcycle) information. Failure on the part of the traffic violator to settle his/ her fine within 10 working days from the date of receipt of the summon will automatically put an alarm on his or her vehicle or motorcycle’s registration with the LTO, which could mean additional fines and penalties.

Do I have a violation?

If you feel that you might at one point violated some traffic rules while in the City of Manila, it is quite easy to check their system. Just go to https://nocontact.manilacity.ph/plate and check for your vehicle or motorcycle’s plate number/ conduction sticker number or MV File number to see if you have an outstanding violation.

Parañaque City, as well as the Metropolitan Manila Development Authority (MMDA) also have a similar program. To check, just go to https://nocontact.paranaquecity.net/ for Parañaque, and https://www.mayhuliba.com/ to check if you have an outstanding traffic violation with the MMDA.